Monday, October 12, 2009

Save Green When You Go Green

Posted By: Shea McCabe

You don't need to spend a lot of green to embark on a "greener" lifestyle.

Sure, buying a hybrid car or installing solar panels on the roof of your house are big ways to be more eco-friendly. But you also can make a difference with easy, lower-cost changes, whose savings can add up over time. Here are some steps to consider:

Your Home

The average home is responsible for twice the greenhouse-gas emissions as the average car, says Maria Tikoff Vargas, spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program. And the average household spends $2,200 a year on energy bills.

"You can save about 30% of that energy use," she says, and make your living space more comfortable by making your home more energy efficient.

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