(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Taking inventory of your refrigerator and buying only what you need at the grocery store can help cut down the amount of food your family throws away, but when there are leftovers, experts say many Americans are too quick to throw good food in the trash. A new national survey by the American Dairy Association Mideast finds that 94 percent of Americans say they throw away food at home.
Thanksgiving marks the kick-off of the holiday season that brings with it big family dinners, gift shopping and elaborate decorations. However, it also marks the beginning of a season of waste that grows every year. Begin your holiday season off on the green foot by making a few small, eco-friendly changes: Food Shopping
Sometimes, store bought decorations just don't make the cut. They're often pricey in a time when people are trying to save money and can lack character and warmth, both elements you want to project in your home. More importantly, store bought decorations are often made from harmful materials that can damage our health and the environment.
(BPT) - Everyone wants the inside scoop on how to get the best deal. Ironically, consumers will do a bunch of research over a $500 smart phone and relatively little for the largest purchase of their lives, their homes.
No one would knowingly throw their money in the trash can. Yet, we are. American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for an average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually. Need a visual? Americans could fill the Rose Bowl with a day's worth of food waste.
(BPT) - What do you like to do for fun when you have some free time on your hands? Whether it's seeing the latest blockbuster, sampling a delicious entree or taking a road trip, chances are your passions cost money. If you're like many Americans, you may find you don't have quite as many loose dollars, especially when you have to be a responsible adult and take care of all those monthly expenses.
(BPT) - Do you cringe each month when your utility bills arrive? The annual energy cost for a typical single family home in the U.S. is more than $2,000, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you can think of a thousand things you'd rather spend your hard-earned money on than electricity and natural gas, the solution to saving on energy costs is easier than you think.