Earth Day and Frugality

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Earth Day is coming. It’s one of those days I actually look forward to each year. While I get sick of the “greenwashing” that the big corporations engage in every year, I do enjoy some of the local celebrations at the farmer’s market. It’s also a day that reminds me to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I try to be good about these things every year, but I get lazy at times and Earth Day reminds me to do better. Whether or not you have any firm feelings about the environment or global warming, getting in touch with conservation efforts can save you money. Here are some thoughts.

Reduce

This means simply reducing what you consume. You can do this in a variety of ways.

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One Response to Earth Day and Frugality

  1. Minny says:

    Ah, reusing old undies as dusters. Done as a matter of course in the 1950s and 1960s.

    I pretty much lived with my grandmother – she threw nothing away that had any possible use. It wasn’t just the war years that made her thrifty as she had had to live a thrifty life since her birth!

    Looking back I was very lucky to be exposed to her wisdom. Her food was delectable but from the cheapest ingredients. Her house was run on what we would now regard as a shoestring but I suspect many today would be grateful for her knowledge.

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