National Consumers League

Go Green (and $ave too!)


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These days, global warming sure is the kind of hot topic (sorry) that gets a lot of people anxious. Many consumers may not be aware, however, that by taking a few simple steps to be a good global citizen and help protect the planet, they can actually save some money in the process.

This month, the National Consumers League is helping consumers adopt environmentally-friendly practices that are also friendly to their wallets in NCL's “2008 Consumer Calendar: Do We Have Tips for You!”

Tips for going/saving green:

  • Tune up. Keep your call well-tuned and your tires properly inflated to get better gas mileage and cut pollution.
  • Switch to energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs, which last longer.
  • Turn off the TV and other appliances when you're not using them. Use appliances' -- like computers' -- energy-saving modes.