11 ways to go green and save money

Being good to the Earth can also reduce your expenses.

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May 6, 2014 6:53AM
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How is anybody saving money by trading in their fully paid off car for a car payment?

 

Don't forget that insurance will always be higher for a new car than an older car.

May 6, 2014 5:08PM
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WTF!!!???!!  $995 for a ceiling fan!!??? 50+ lightbulbs??? WTF ???  I have 13 light bulbs and 3 Hunter ceiling fans, costing $79 each, in a GREAT 2 bedroom apartment..where the H#ll do these people get their numbers!!??
May 6, 2014 5:22PM
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I'm doing my part by eating the cows that are giving off all those gas emmisions!!!!!
May 6, 2014 6:21PM
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An electric car doesn't decrease greenhouse gases -- the electricity is just produced somewhere else, maybe with a coal-fired generator, and then delivered to you.  If you have an electric car and really believe this article, you're just kidding yourself, paying a lot for the "privilege", and making no difference at all.
May 6, 2014 8:55AM
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i love how the article says going green can help you "get richer too"

 

but msn, i thought being rich was bad?  i thought being rich while others were poor was inequality?

 

is msn saying that poor people are poor because they arent green?

May 6, 2014 7:56AM
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Doesn't this article seem a little to much like an infomercial.
May 6, 2014 5:30PM
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Sure go green and save and your electric company will raise your rates cause they will complain that that enough electricity is not being used


May 6, 2014 4:59PM
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Ok cow gas is a small problem compared to sewer gas coming out the roof of almost every US house, town/city sewer systems, and is far worse--try to get educated, that is about 32 % of gas compared to cows and pigs in farming 21 %. Never mind all the 2 legged that walk around by  317 million that fart 7-12 times every day/ Also we could save a lot by closing down US police driving around all day and harassing and collecting; when I lived in Denmark driving I could go an entire year without seeing any police driving. And hope you are ready to find mercury in your blood increasing from all the billions of Mercury light bulbs crashed in the garbage a year (never evaporates), Or a total of 220 Tons every year, or enough to slowly kill 30-50,000 people a year--oh I get it, then we can save on "gas" that way, and off course keep all those SS taxes people have paid for farming subsidies.
May 6, 2014 1:01PM
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All of the Green Weenies need to practice what they preach. Live in a cave, eat tree bark and worms and absolutely no electricity fueled by those evil fossil fuels. Anything less, then you are a hyprocrite.
May 5, 2014 9:50PM
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Those cfl bulbs get mighty expensive considering they don't last any longer than the bulbs they replaced. Nor do they give off the amount of light either. While I'm on the subject of saving-what's air conditioning?
May 6, 2014 5:14PM
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I can personally attest that a ceiling fan is not the answer in all situations. I have high ceilings. Warm air rises. Turning on the ceiling fan, regardless of direction, only stirs up and displaces the warm air in my situation. Works great in the winter time to circulate the heat from the fireplace, but that's about it.
May 6, 2014 5:49PM
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I often wonder - how many of those oh-so-chic eco-conscious cloth bags are carrying boxes of plastic garbage bags for every waste basket in someone's suburban McMansion?  If you buy small plastic trash liners for your home, it's way cheaper just to use plastic for your groceries and reuse the bags.

I'm also wondering - if people are eating a DEAD animal, hasn't it already stopped producing gas?  So carnivores are helping the ecology by having the gas producers slaughtered, right?  And aren't vegetables harvested / processed / distributed using great big diesel gas guzzlers?

May 6, 2014 5:21PM
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A  $1000.00 electric propeller on your ceiling can only be considered a green cost saving device by multi-millionare people like Al Gore
May 6, 2014 6:52PM
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Tell me how eating prepackaged Amy's vegetarian meals is environmentally friendly.  Explain in great detail because I'm not buying it and need some serious convincing. 
May 6, 2014 1:05PM
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I don't believe anyone in the residential sector is in a position to make much difference in the world of green living regardless of what you and your family does..... Might make the moguls wealthier by buying their products. This is all BS at our level.
May 6, 2014 5:33PM
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Someone stuck a tube up a cow's butt and strapped a tank to it's back to catch all the 'emissions' that it made so they could keep track..............


And they wonder why we laugh at them.

May 6, 2014 4:52PM
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I refuse to do anything to 'be green'.

I do things because they save me 'green'.

But I do things because they make sense.

NOT because I want to be one of those pretentious, hypocritical, idiots that think they are saving the planet.  If they really wanted to save the planet, THEY would eliminate THEMSELVES


May 6, 2014 9:54AM
May 6, 2014 7:27PM
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1) I will never, EVER bring canvas bags to the grocery store to buy my groceries outside of fresh produce and fresh meat, poultry, and seafood. For canned goods and other staples, I will, but most of the primary cooking ingredients I buy are fresh. Putting those fresh ingredients in canvas bags is asking for cross contamination. And no, I don't want to waste time washing and drying the bags after each use of fresh ingredient carrying.

2) I WILL enjoy eating MEAT. Get the hell over it you cowphobic liberals!

3) Compact Fluorescent Bulb light SUCKS. Enough said.

4) I will drive (and OWN) WHATEVER I want to the grocery store. Again, get the hell over it SUV-phobic liberals.

5) Ride a freaking BIKE to the store? Who writes this idiocy? A fifth grader? See #4.

6) I buy phosphorous-based Cascade automatic dish detergent which can be bought in bulk online. NOTHING cleans dishes better in the washer and that green crap does NOT clean well...like a .5 gallon flush toilet doesn't flush well! 




May 6, 2014 5:50PM
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Don,t have a cow. Who ever thought of this one? How many individual's own a fricking cow? So, no more milk, butter and meat?
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