- Cook food in a more energy-efficient microwave or toaster oven, instead of your conventional oven, to reduce energy use and your bills.
- Swap out red meat for eggs or chicken one day a week to reduce your carbon footprint and save some money. Why stop there...give up red meat entirely...or give up meat all together...or become a vegan!
- Go to CatalogChoice.org and request that your name be removed from catalog mailing lists. You’ll save trees and reduce your temptation to pull out the credit card.
- Instead of heading to the mall the next time you need an item of clothing, look online to see if there is an American-made equivalent for a reasonable price.
- Save money and the planet by visiting local thrift stores or consignment shops instead of the mall.
- Go through your own attic or basement – or those of your parents or grandparents – and see if you can find dishware, pots and pans, silverware or other items before buying new ones. That free item may also be made domestically.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Make a Choice, Change the World
Last week, I blogged about the online series entitled, Extreme Consumerism. In the final part of the series, the author offers some Consumer tips for making a difference. I thought I'd share with you a few highlights and maybe you'll find a new way to make a difference that you hadn't tried before: