9 Ways To Not Go Broke At Whole Foods

9 Ways To Not Go Broke At Whole FoodsWe all want to eat healthier, real, organic food. Whole Foods Market has bad rep in my opinion for being expensive. Many times Whole Foods is the only viable option for consumers who want to eat an organic diet (or mostly organic). They provide their workers with a good wage and benefits as well as being part of their local community. The motto of a “whole paycheck” we here so often is possible but I think that is true of any store, you can go nuts shopping anywhere!  There are plenty of ways to save money while shopping at Whole Foods here are my 9 money saving tips.

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15 Things You Can Do For Earth Day

15 Things You Can Do For Earth DayThere are literally 100 of things you can do to celebrate Earth Day. This list is the top 15 things you can do today that will last all year that will make a huge difference for your personal health and the health of the planet. Some things suggested here are big and some are small. Some of the small ones you may already do on occasion, make today the day you decide to follow through on those plans.

Get a reusable coffee mug and throw out your Keurig or other single use coffee machine. The average coffee drinker throws away 250 cups per year, therefore 58 billion cups per year are throw away per year. It takes 20 million trees [Read more...]

12 Ways To Save Money And Go Green

12 Ways To Save Money And Go GreenEvery year around Earth Day we all think about different ways we can help the planet and go green. People really want to save money too! Here are some tips on how to make green changes that will also help your wallet.

Use cloth napkins. I have personally gone 16 months without purchasing paper napkins, it is not hard. You can go super green and make them out of old table cloths that have stains on them or use small dish towels. [Read more...]

8 Tips On How To Save Water In The Shower

8 Tips On How To Save Water In The ShowerThe average American takes an 8 minute shower.

Each minute you use 4 gallons of water in a shower.

That is 32 gallons of water, per day, per person in your house. (tweet this)

Those facts are pretty startling when you think about it. I confess I take long showers sometimes, but I do feel guilty about it. Here are some of my tips on how to save time in the shower which will save a lot of money.

Shower with music on. Who needs a shower timer we have [Read more...]

5 Things To Do To Be Green This Holiday Season

5 Things To Do To Be Green This Holiday Season

As we rush around this holiday season going from party to party, mall to mall, and every other thing that comes with the holiday season we can have a real impact on the planet. Here are 5 things you can do to stay green while enjoying the holidays.

Bring your own bags. Reusable bags are not just for the grocery store, you can use them everywhere. Make sure you have your bags with when you go to mall and your local stores. If you can keep some in your purse or the pocket of your winter coat. I also always recommend that you leave some in your car too so you always have enough.

Car pool for shopping. I always enjoy going shopping with friends and my sister and carpooling is a great way to save gas and the CO2 emissions.

Combine trips so you drive less. While you are at it with the carpooling with your friends make sure you stop at all the places you need to get gifts so you do not need to make multiple trips out to shop. Plan out what stores you want purchase your gifts at and see how you can get to them all in one day out.

Shops at less online stores. Every package that arrives on your doorstep was driven there so if you can minimize the number of things that are delivered the better. If you can purchase more from amazon.com in one order (from Amazon directly) you may get them in one box. Amazon is just one example, if you have a store you want to purchase many items at make sure you purchase them all in the same shopping “trip.” There is also a very small chance that if you shop on the same day at multiple online retailers your packages could end up on the same delivery truck from a hub near your house saving an extra truck trip to your house.

Eat less meat and eat organic. Food is just as central to this time of year as shopping. Make sure you are eating just as healthy as you do the rest of the year. If you are going to be at a party at a friend’s house who is amazing cook and you are not going to have will power, eat healthier in the days leading up to the party and exercise more than usual. You can enjoy yourself during the holiday season without giving up everything you do the rest of the year.

How to do you stay green during the holidays?