This infographic highlights stats from a different region of the world but it is still very interesting to see just how much money can be wasted foolishly if we aren't vigilant about our energy usage. Leaving a wireless router or a microwave plugged in all night for instance. I don't know anyone who microwaves in their sleep and its just plain wasteful. This graphic a great reminder to stop throwing away money while we catch some ZZZZZs. I know I have one or two of these things I need to … [Read more...]
Keep Cool & Save Money This Summer
Hot enough for you yet? Here in central Ohio the temperature has been in the high 80s, low 90s with outrageous humidity levels. To keep costs down and keep us all cool we are rocking most of the tips I outline in my post on 10 Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning. I despise high energy bills for a variety of reasons but one big one is that I would rather spend that money on fun times with my kids! Another is that I find it a personal challenge to consume less and prove that we can live … [Read more...]
Give A Cluck – Choose Cage Free Eggs
In my mind there is nothing like farm fresh eggs from chickens who are pastured and allowed to roam and eat grass and bugs. They have deep orange colored yolks and they are out of this world tasty. Once you try them you won't ever want to buy conventional store bought eggs again. Living in Ohio I am rather lucky that I have dozens and dozens of options for farm fresh pasture eggs all year long. They might cost anywhere from $5.00 to $8.00 a dozen but I happily pay that. They are just THAT good … [Read more...]
Does Buying a Hybrid Car Make Cents?
The hybrid versus the non hybrid. It is something I think about often because we all know that a hybrid makes better sense environmentally but it become unclear when you consider the economics. For years I have wrestled with justifying a hybrid purchase and not been able to do so. It all comes down to how much money you are willing to put behind your green ideals and theoretically we might all like to think we could put our money where our mouth is but some of us just don't have the money to do … [Read more...]
Why Buy Local?
Because you really can change the world with the power of your purse! Click to Enlarge Image Why Buying Local is Worth Every Cent Infographic by CustomMade … [Read more...]