The nice thing about the renewed interest in the environment is that going green can also save you green...a lot of green. There are dozens of things you can do to save energy that will not only help the planet but your financial health as well. Some things are fairly elaborate and may cost a little money, and other's are very simple. No matter which option you choose, you should start today.
Some of the simpler things you can do to help the environment are to make sure your car is tuned up, check your tire pressure, combine errands so you don't have to backtrack. These simple things can help you get better fuel economy as well as save harmful emissions.
Around your home simple things like recycling your empty pop cans and papers, adding insulation, keeping your thermostat low, and using caulk to seal out drafts can also save you money.
If you had something a little more significant in mind building your own wind turbine might be a good option for you. Despite what you might think, you don't need to build a huge wind mill in your backyard.
There are 'home sized' turbines available that not only come in smaller sizes but can even come in different shapes. Some of these turbines actually look like a modern sculpture and many can be mounted right on your roof.
One small wind turbine can cut the amount of electricity you need to buy from your utility company by up to 60%. That can add up to a very significant savings. Turbines can be built for around $200 in a matter of a couple of days.
Going green can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. The important thing is that you decide on a course of action and then go for it. You will feel really good knowing that not only are you saving money, but you're saving the planet too.