Here are some more going green ideas:
* Try giving up using plastic bags when shopping. Carry your own canvas tote with you everyday, most styles cost under $2 and are stylish. Check out http://www.neelabags.com/
* Try washing your clothes in cold water only. It lowers carbon emissions and saves you $ on your electric bill.
* Try to manage the mail. Before recycling your junk mail make sure the companies remove you from their listings. You can call directly or you can enter them all at http://www.catalogchoice.org/
* Try to shut down your computer all the way at night. And go one step further-30% of electricity used by a house is from electronic products that are turned off! If you plug everything into a power strip, you can flip off the circuit breaker and lower your electricity bill.
*For women, consider switching tampon brands to organic chemical free cotton ones. Or at least consider buying cardboard applicator instead of plastic, or use an applicator free variety like o.b.
*CFL lightbulbs use 75% less energy and can save you $30 over the life of one bulb, so even they cost more they are well worth the value!
*Shop and bank online. If everyone managed money on the web it could save 16.5 million trees a year!!!
The point is that going green can also save you some green too. . .