Let’s face it: Americans produce a lot of garbage.
If you got some new technology gifts for Christmas, that may mean it may be time to recycle those old electronics.
Recycling is an accepted part of most peoples’ lives, but most wouldn’t think to recycle their house. But for one Edina couple, that is exactly the plan- pick up the house they no longer want and move it 35 miles away to Montrose where it will enjoy a second life in a new location.
When it’s time to take down those holiday decorations, you can recycle those lights that no longer work.
Reduce your carbon footprint. Go green. Recycle, reduce, reuse. Save the planet.
These are just some of the popular sayings we’ve heard over the years about protecting our environment and they’ve seemed to make a difference as the “green movement” grows bigger and bigger year after year.
The most significant impact may be the awareness raised about protecting the Earth, but the money-saving side effect has been a plus too.
That’s why we wanted to share 10 of the best ways to go green and save some green. We’ve talked with some experts in fields of energy efficiency and sustainable living — Mary Morse, the Communications Director at the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) in the Twin Cities, and the folks over at ENERGY STAR as well as the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. — to help us bring you some easy ways to go green and save you money.