What are some cheap ways to go green?

It seems like everything you can do to be a more environmentally-friendly person is expensive: organic food, special cosmetics, gasoline from corn that you have to fix your vehicle to even be able to use. I'm a teenager with no job (yet), and my mom is a teacher, which is obviously not a whole lot of money. I can unplug my computer when I'm not using it, turn off the lights when I leave a room, and take shorter showers. What else can I do to lessen my carbon footprint?

Asked By: Tracy Turnblad - 6/21/2009
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Answered By: (Consultant) - 6/21/2009
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recycle news paper to make your own paper..use t-shirts to make little purses..
Answered By: Katelyn - 6/21/2009
Donot waste water. While bathing/washing etc use water in such a way that it goes underground or go in the field where it can be used for irrigation.
Answered By: bhalloo jungle walla - 6/21/2009
Recycle cans, bottles, newspapers. Water your lawn 3x a week instead of everyday Use a dish washer DON'T hand-wash your dishes
Answered By: oohlala - 6/21/2009
Dan Martin had some great tips! Here's some more... More
Answered By: Chris B - 6/21/2009
Dear teenager... More
Answered By: Healthy Living - 6/21/2009
One good way is on cleaning products. You can cut costs as well as eliminating harsh chemicals from your living space. Most cleaning projects can be easily done with baking soda, water, white vinegar to list a few. Check out my article <b>How to Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products</b><br>You can make your own green... More
Answered By: Linda M - 6/21/2009
You can travel by foot or bicycle instead of by car whenever you find it possible I am not really sure whether organic food is really any freer from contaminants than is other foods. I personally suspect that I get a mild reaction from it. I once heard that people have to "get used to" organic coffee. However, I... More
Answered By: spanner - 6/21/2009
In cold months I close the drain while showering holding all the hot water in the tub to warm the room. Letting the water cool in the tub releases all those BTUs into the house instead of heat energy down the drain.
Answered By: Rontwo - 6/21/2009
Turn off and unplug your air conditioner. AC is overrated and a waste of electricity. Do not use corn alcohol in your car though, as more energy from petroleum was used in creating it than is actually contained in the ethanol. Definitely unplug the computer when not in use, those things suck power like crazy even when... More
Answered By: The Infaliable Biff - 6/21/2009
You can walk or ride a bike to school... More
Answered By: rmbrruffian - 6/21/2009
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