Green Living Ideas for Frugal Families
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For families who want to live "green" and still keep some in their wallets, we've got some handy tips.


So you turn off the faucet when you're brushing your teeth, you make sure your kids take reusable lunch bags to school instead of paper sacks and you're pretty sure you've never been responsible for a large-scale oil spill. You should be congratulated for what you're already doing to keep your family green, but could you be doing more? More importantly, can you even afford to do more?

It's no secret that convenience and cost sometimes trump living an environmentally friendly lifestyle. But with the expansion of environmentally friendly recycling programs, appliances, waste alternatives and products, it's become a no-brainer for families to make ecologically sound choices that don't break the bank.

As you read on, you'll find that many green ideas aren't simply less expensive; they can actually save you money -- and even put cold, hard cash in your pocket. Discover more ways to keep your family's checking account and your planet green on the next page.