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How To Go Green Without Spending A Lot of Green!

It is finally summer. Summer brings with it long days by the pool, BBQs with friends, and unfortunately, higher electricity bills from having to constantly run the AC. And once winter rolls around, we will need our heaters, and our energy bills will be singing the same sad (and long!) song.

In tough economic times like this, we could all use some tips on how to save money, and energy. Sometimes, it is just isn’t an option to not run the AC, heater, or what have you. However, there are many cheap and easy ways to lower your energy costs! Although each individual action won’t save a ton of energy, it all adds up, and every little bit helps! So if you don’t like the look of your recent energy bills, change them! Your wallet and your planet will thank you : )

For 15 easy ways under $30 to save energy, click here.

What did you think about this article? Will you use any of these tips to lessen your energy costs? Let us know what you think! We love to hear from you!

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California Assembly Bill 1998 – Ban on Plastic Bags

Recently, California’s Assembly passed Bill 1998, which is the bill to ban plastic bags. On top of the plastic bag ban, this bill would force stores to sell paper bags to customers at the point of sale. These bags would be required to be at least 0.05 cents, but could cost up to 0.10 cents. This bill would not just affect grocery stores, but also retailers. Although there are many who are probably jumping for joy at the Assembly’s passage of this bill, others are less than thrilled. Groups opposed to the bill claim that it will be bad for the economy, and even for the environment (however, I personally do not see how it could be bad for the environment). As far as being bad for the economy, I think that if this bill passes in the Senate (where it is headed later this summer), it would just encourage people to buy reusable shopping bags so that they didn’t have to purchase paper bags at the point of sale while shopping.

Even if this bill doesn’t pass in the Senate, I think just the fact of its existence means that we are starting to head in the right direction.

To read more on this topic, go to this article.

We want to hear what you think! Are you happy about the passage of Assembly Bill 1998? Or do you disagree with a ban on plastic bags? We love to hear from you!

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How “Green” is America?

Okay, so we are cutting back on plastic bags and saying no to Styrofoam. We make green choices…when it is easy. And as far as we are concerned, here in America, we are doing a great job of being “green.” However, we aren’t as “green” as we think we are. Studies show that American consumers’ behavior is some of the least sustainable of all of the 17 countries studied. The only countries whose consumers’ behavior is less sustainable than ours are Canada and France.

Changes need to start at the top, within the government. However, individuals need to take responsibility for themselves as well. Living a more sustainable lifestyle isn’t hard, but it does require SOME work.

For more on this topic, read this article.

What do you think? Are you a sustainable American? We love to hear from you!

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Going Green is Good For Business

Posted in Uncategorized by primeware on June 1, 2010

Going green isn’t just for hippies and “organic” companies anymore. Green is the thing to do now, for everyone from huge companies like Wal-Mart to small Mom-and-Pop types of places. Although many companies’ sudden interests in going green may be misplaced, shouldn’t we still be happy that they’re doing it? From a green perspective, companies should want to be more eco-friendly because it is the right thing to do. However, from a business perspective, going green is important because people are looking for it now. If your company isn’t doing it and the competition is, you’re likely to start losing money and customers. Going green can be expensive, but in the long run (especially for big corporations), it will be worth the extra money.

For more on this topic, read this article.

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