My parents were pioneers in the green movement. They weren’t necessarily trying to save the environment, but they grew up during the Great Depression when every penny counted. It turns out their thrifty habits are gentle on the environment too.
Many of these habits work today to both save money and help my family reduce our impact on our environment – qualities that I want to pass onto my children.
Admittedly, there are a few things my parents tried that did not work out: “cleaning” used cat litter (yuck!) and raising our own rabbits for meat (more expensive than you might think). However, here are a few we’ve adopted:
Let the car sit: My family only had one ca...