With the economy in the proverbial toilet right now, it can be easy to make saving money a priority ahead of being environmentally friendly, and understandably so. The purpose/aim of this online publication is to explore ways to merge the idea of being budget conscious with the need for each of us to be Earth friendly as well.
Being or going "green" does not have to be an all-or-nothing lifestyle. For those of us who cannot afford to shop 100% organic or buy hybrid vehicles, it is important not to get discouraged by our limited means. It can be inexpensive, and very easy to incorporate a few planet conscious solutions into everyday life.
I am not an expert by any means. I am writing this as a log of my own personal investigations and attempts at various ways to: a.) help the environment, b.) spend less money, and c.) spend less money WHILE helping the environment! During this process I will be researching different environmentally sound practices and habits as well as candidly trying out some of these things for myself and sharing my findings.
Again, I am not any kind of professional, just a novice tree-hugger that wants to make a difference and help out. If you have any ideas or questions, or you would like me to find information or write about something specific please feel free to let me know!
- Experiments -- There a lot of "green" ideas and opinions floating around right now, and a lot of information about what people "should" be doing. But, not all of it is accessible to everyone, and not all of it is available in the same place. I will be trying out and putting into practice some of these ideas or theories for myself. The first venture I will be writing about is my cardinal attempt at growing my own backyard vegetable garden.
- Ideas -- Tips, hints, and tricks, and alternatives for everyday ways to help the environment and/or save money. Pretty straightforward, simple as that!
- Information -- All of my experimentation is backed up by my own personal research, and I will share with you the best relevant info I have found regarding each topic I approach.
- Other Fun Stuff
Recipes -- From time to time I will share my own recipes that are tasty, nutritious, and (of course) inexpensive to make. Feel free to create your own variations of these, and let me know how they turn out for you!