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11-08-2004, 10:03 AM #1
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frugal and green
Quiltermom's post on frugal and green reminded me of other green ways that are also frugal. Here's a few examples.
Buying packages in the largest size is often frugal and is definitely green. Small sizes use more packaging.
EX: Large cereal boxes vs. small, Large jugs of water vs. individual sizes, juice concentrates or freshly squeezed vs. small containers.
You can start looking for packaging that you know you can recycle. Little changes just like when you started your baby steps in frugality. Contact your local recycling center for more information.
Frugality has us re-using items and that's very green too. Little changes such as using replaceable blades vs. disposable blades in razors, travel containers vs. buying coffee, pop, whatnot in a new cup each time, using cloth napkins and towels vs. paper towels.
Can also bring your own cloth bags to the grocery store or reuse your bags from previous visit. If that's too extreme, simeply re-using those grocery bags is a good baby step.
Much like with frugality there are ways to conserve water and be green. Adding a new low flow shower head, not running water while brushing teeth, doing dishes, etc. Have water already in the fridge instead of letting the water flow from tap to be cold.
My point is many of us are greener than we think through our frugality.If you'd like to help support Frugal Living by Sara Noel, my syndicated column, e-mail, write, or call the managing editor at your local newspaper and ask them to publish it in print or online. It's internationally syndicated through Universal Uclick. Thank you for supporting Frugal Village.
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- 11-08-2004, 11:18 AM #2
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Great points there Sara. Looks like being Frugal and being Green just naturally go hand in hand.
11-08-2004, 11:21 AM #3
Sometimes it's not easy being green! But we frugalites try our best!
11-08-2004, 01:46 PM #4
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