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Go Green and $ave Money!. Keri Ogrizovich. Change your food habits Eat vegetarian as much as possible Minimize packaged foods; make food from scratch Use cloth bags at grocery stores Bring your own coffee mug for refills Don’t get take-out unless packaging is recyclable

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Go green and ave money

Go Green and $ave Money!

Keri Ogrizovich


Go green and ave money

  • Change your food habits

    • Eat vegetarian as much as possible

    • Minimize packaged foods; make food from scratch

    • Use cloth bags at grocery stores

    • Bring your own coffee mug for refills

    • Don’t get take-out unless packaging is recyclable

    • Try to buy organic and/or locally grown food; grow your own food


Go green and ave money

  • Organic Food

    Oranges (lb.)$2.69Blueberries (6 oz.) $3.99 Apples (lb.)$2.99 Carrots (16 oz.) $1.99Vidalia Onion (ea.)$1.29Chicken Cutlets (lb.)$5.59Chicken Broth (32 oz.)$2.99 12 Large Eggs$2.00

    Total: $23.53

  • Non-Organic Food

    Oranges (lb.)$1.99Blueberries (6 oz.) $2.99 Apples (lb.)$2.49 Carrots (16 oz.) $1.69Vidalia Onion (ea.)$1.29Chicken Cutlets (lb.)$3.99Chicken Broth (32 oz.)$2.59 12 Large Eggs$1.69

    Total: $18.71

Difference in Cost: $4.81

Who says that organic food is so much more

expensive than regular food?

Don’t sacrifice your health to save a few dollars!


Go green and ave money

  • Reduce your dependence on paper

    • Switch to 100% recycled plastic garbage bags (Seventh Generation)

    • Switch to 100% recycled toilet paper or use cloth wipes

    • Use cloth diapers

    • Use cloth towels instead of paper towels

    • Use cloth napkinsUse real utensils and dishware instead of disposable ones


Go green and ave money

  • Reduce your dependence on plastic

    • Use metal or glass containers to store food and drink from (baby bottles, too)

    • Use cloth lunch bags

    • Use cloth or butcher paper to wrap food

    • Use metal water bottles (Kleen Kanteen)

    • Buy wooden and/or handmade toys for children

    • Buy bread/bagels in paper bags or bring your own bag or make your own bread

    • Use real utensils and dishware instead of disposable ones

    • Refill body care products and laundry detergent at the co-op instead of buying new bottles every time.


Go green and ave money

  • Reduce your garbage output

    • Recycle everything you can (for your area), including electronics

    • Donate used items to a charity (many have pick ups and drop off locations) instead of throwing them out or taking them to the dump, including cell phones and pagers

    • Compost your food waste and soiled paper products

    • Buy food and drinks in paper and glass containers


7 ways to green your kitchen

7 Ways to Green Your Kitchen

  • Unplug all small appliances not in use.

  • Install sink faucet aerators on your sink to save on water usage.

  • Run your dishes on the "light" setting and let them air dry instead of heat dry.

  • Get rid of the microwave.

  • Use homemade kitchen cleaners.

  • Use stainless steel cookware.

  • Switch to cloth towels.


Recipes

Recipes

  • http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/120/diy

  • Eight Essentials:

    • Baking soda, Borax, Distilled white vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, Lemons, Olive oil, Vegetable based (liquid castile) soap, and Washing soda

  • To remove rust:

    • 3 Tablespoons salt1 Tablespoon lemon juiceMix into a paste and rub on rust until clear.


Go green and ave money

“Why your happiness matters to the planet: Surveys and research link true happiness to a smaller footprint on the ecology.”


Resources

Resources

  • http://crunchychicken.blogspot.com

  • http://greenmomfinds.com/

  • http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2008/07/22/why-your-happiness-matters-to-the-planet/

  • http://noimpactman.typepad.com/

  • http://livingcheapandgreen.blogspot.com/


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