Q: Going Green at Home

munkin2u
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I love to think of new ways to save money and energy in my little apartment, but aside from pricey "green" products what are some things you guys do to conserve in these tough times?

We turn off lights, make our own dish soap and laundry soap, and clean with simple cleaners like vinegar and washing soda.
munkin2u posted Sep 24, 2012
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Acidbaby
Other than CFL bulbs in all out lighting just hanging clothes out to dry. I prefer my clothes hung out than in the dryer so this has always been the case for us.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Sep 24, 2012
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encorez
I'm not very green....sorry.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Sep 24, 2012
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encorez
How is this for green..

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/did-microsoft-deliberately-waste-energy-at-a-data-center-to-avoid-a-fine-24-09-2012/
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Sep 24, 2012
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skaro964
I shop at thrift stores, great bargains. I ruuse everything that I can. You might want to try a clothes swap with friends to spruce up your wordrobe for no money. I always use coupons when I shop and only clip coupons for things I need. Being Green is not about spending the most money, its about doing with less and making use of the resuouces you have.
Also Libruarys have dvd's and new books that you can check out for free.
skaro964 (rep: 4.1k) posted Sep 24, 2012
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chuckydealpl
I just recycle and donate everything that is possible. When I see something on sale and its time to replace, i and switch to energy saving appliances. Just replaced all water wasting toilets in my house to 1.28 gpf. It may cost a bit more now but i definitely see the savings.
chuckydealpl (rep: 40.5k) posted Sep 25, 2012
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GladCharl
Reduce,Reuse and Recycle that's the basic idea for going green. Use natural source of light in day time have large windows in your home save electricity. Always buy energy saving appliances. Have plants indoor as well outdoor.
GladCharl (noob) posted Nov 22, 2013
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