Just in case you thought it wasn't possible to go green and save money, I've got news for you. That's because I was listening to news radio the other day and heard a commercial for an insurance company that offers a special discount for drivers of hybrid cars.
I live in New Jersey, where auto insurance premiums are always among the highest in the nation. So the thought of a discount was intriguing.
Yes, there are ways you can save money and help the environment at the same time. One of my personal favorites is using a clothesline to dry some of my family's laundry. When it's raining, I have a drying rack in the basement, as well as a few short clotheslines spanning my laundry room.
Here's another: empty out the trunk of your car! How much extra stuff are you carrying around in there? Mr. College Bound had a trunk full of firewood that he was hauling back and forth to work for about a month this summer before I told him that all that heavy wood was wrecking his gas mileage--gas that he was paying for. I've never seen a trunk get unloaded so quickly!