Save the Earth, Save Money

02.26.08 | Consumerism | 0 Comments | by Tom Valenti

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I recently watched Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

Wow, what a downer.

I've always been somewhat mindful about not being wasteful in terms of consumables, but I was never an "environmentalist." This movie really makes you rethink priorities, both personally and on a global level.

The conclusion is what you'd expect — if we don't change our ways now, Earth as we know it will no longer exist. Some might say that this movie presents only one side of the argument, and perhaps it is does exaggerate some risks (as a few scientists have pointed out), but I think the only ones who totally refute the idea of global warming are those who value big business over all else.

So, what does caring about the environment have to do with saving money? A lot!

Think of all the things you could do to cut down on waste and thus save money: use public transportation, instead of buying that book or magazine read it at the library, insulate the pipes in your house, switch to CFL bulbs, etc. Bankrate.com has a nice guide that goes into more detail, as does Green And Save.

I've already begun to change my ways, switching from conventional electricity to a mix of solar/wind/water power. It's a little more expensive, but spending an extra $5 per month is the least I can do.

Tom Valenti is a marketer and project manager who currently works for a financial institution in New Jersey. For more info, visit him at http://tomvalenti.com.

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