In the United States, conventional wisdom tells us "living green" is for the rich. The evidence is everywhere -- Whole Foods versus Walmart, $100 LED light bulbs versus 79-cent incandescents, solar panels versus grid hookup, $4 organic red pepper versus the still-ludicrous $2 conventional one.
Such compelling evidence aside, conventional wisdom is, as is so often the case, wrong. Going green is often the cheaper option, and by a lot. Just ask your grandmother which costs more, hanging laundry on a line or a using high-efficiency electric dryer. (We'll save you a phone call: The dryer costs about $95 a year, and the line method runs about $5 -- and that's just if some of your clothes pins break.)
That's a simple one. There are dozens of ways to save money while decreasing your environmental dark side. Here's a little taste:
The screensaver on your computer uses the same amount of power as when it's on and being used. Switch your PC off if you're going to be away for a while. Get more tips at FutureFriendly.com