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Green Living = Green Savings

Green SavingsA Guide to the Good, Green Life

It's Easy Being Green!

Living a more environmentally friendly life is as easy changing a few of your everyday habits. Plus, once you see how much green you're saving, you'll want to step it up even more.

To start, here are 3 easy things you can do:

CFC Light Bulbs

1. Switch to CFC Light Bulbs

If every American changed just one of their most frequently used light bulbs to a Compact Flourescent Light Bulb, it would be like taking 1.2 million cars off the road-for a year!

What's in it for you? Change five of your most frequently used bulbs and you'll save $80 a year in energy costs. The more bulbs you replace, the more you save!

Compare prices on CFC bulbs now

2. Bring Your Own Bag

Every five seconds, the U.S. alone uses 60,000 plastic bags. Worldwide, only 1% of plastic bags are recycled.

What's in it for you? Some stores, such as the chain Whole Foods, offer you a credit (5 cents) for each bag you bring! Ikea's credit is a quarter per bag!

Chico Bag Coupon

Check out these cute ChicoBags at, where they're only $3.95 if you buy 5 or more of same color & style!

3. Bring Your Own Bottle

If 10,000 people gave up bottled water for a mounted faucet filter, the savings over five years would be 1.3 million.

What's in it for you? Some coffee shops give you a credit (at Starbucks it's 10 cents) when you use a reusable drink container or travel mug!

Tinted Water Bottles

Grab these colorful bottles available at Gaiam

Banish harmful disposable bottles!