05 Dec '11, 12pm

What Better Personal Finance Can Teach Us About More Sustainable Living

What Better Personal Finance Can Teach Us About More Sustainable Living

The same could be said from a green perspective. Switching out the lights, avoiding meat, or using reusable shopping bags are all valuable contributions to greener living—but the more you can embed them into your life (carrying totes with you at all times;becoming a vegan or a weekday vegetarian etc), the more sustainable they will be in the long term. This can also be a good argument for technological solutions over lifestyle choices—asking your family to switch out the lights relies on ongoing, concerted effort by many people with (most likely) mixed results. Switching your light bulbs out for more efficient ones, buying green energy or installing solar panels ensures that your household impact will be reduced on a permanent basis no matter how inhabitants behave. (Of course combining technological solutions with behavior change is where the real success lies.) Buy What ...

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