Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 193

December 10, 2010

The following are simple ways that anyone can minimize household chemicals and save money. Come on – you know you can do better.

We are always taught to listen to our elders. Well, when it comes to being eco-friendly or green, there are many things we could and should learn from them as well. Whether they took these steps simply out of necessity or they were born from a true concern about nature and the environment, our parent and grandparents did many eco-friendly things that we would be smart to adapt into our lifestyles.

Despite our best efforts, the idea that living green requires radical sacrifices is still out there. So, a book like Victoria Klein’s new 48 Things to Know About Sustainable Living doesn’t just provide actionable steps one can take to cut their impact, but also helps dispel the myth that green has to equal hard (and expensive).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency turns 40 years old today. Obviously, EPA’s accomplishments are too numerous to list individually, but here we present the ten most important ways EPA has made America better.

When you look at the U.S. Green Building Council’s checklist for what makes a Green Home, you see a lot of things you can’t change after you’ve bought a home. Location? Can’t really move your house very easily, now can you? However, there are plenty of things you can do right now to make your home a little nicer on the environment and cheaper on your wallet.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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