If one of your green goals is to shop local and support more businesses in your area, you do not have to abandon the Internet altogether. You can use the web to locate the best shops, services, and restaurants in your area. Research local gems and avoid dud spots using these five sites: LocalHarvest.org This site contains the most complete listings of local farms, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), farmer’s markets, and restaurants that serve local fare. You can often get great deals ... Continue Reading
Make an effort to shop local, support small businesses in your neighborhood, and save money!
Using a clothes line provides crisper cottons and whiter whites, while allowing you to save money and help the environment.
I've recently started hanging all of my laundry outside on a clothes line to dry. It's a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way of doing the family wash. My cottons are crisp and fresh-smelling, my whites are whiter, and I know my clothes will last longer. But that's not all. Here are the top ten advantages I've found to using a clothes line: Save money on your energy bill. Using the dryer adds approximately $1500 to your energy bill over its lifetime. It is one of the biggest ... Continue Reading
Join major companies in choosing a blogging platform, such as WordPress, to make running your web site easier.
Over the past few years there has been a trend of major websites dropping traditional HTML based websites in favor of CMS (Content Management Software) sites such as WordPress. This is good for the company, the web designer, and whoever is responsible for maintaining the website. Some of the major websites using WordPress for their content management include: eBay – The eBay Ink blog is the company’s main blog. eBay’s Social Media Strategist and Chief Blogger told me the blog was ... Continue Reading