Monday, February 28, 2011

the green book, week #9

I picked up this book at the local consignment shop, Treasures & More, for $1.00. 
The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time
I am a passionate recycler, electricity saver, and cheapskate so I will be sharing a few helpful hints from each chapter with my readers that will not only help our environment but rock your inner frugality at the same time!  Check out these top three hints from this chapter below.
Chapter #9 - Sports
The biggest help to our environment using your least amount of effort in the sports category includes the following hints:
#1 - Consider leasing/renting sports equipment.  How many amateur golfers have bough an entire set of clubs only to have golfed three times in their life (cough cough**my husband**cough cough).  Before you try a new sport and invest the sometimes hundreds of dollars getting started consider renting or leasing your items to see if you will stick with it or not. 
#2 - Buy recycled rubber soled shoes.
#3 If you play/watch outdoor sports CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELVES AND YOUR CHILDREN.  This seems like just plain manners here but its apparent that some people now weren't taught to clean up their messes as children.  Popcorn buckets, candy and gum wrappers do not belong on or near the soccer field or baseball complex.  If you go to a game don't just toss that water bottle you bought at the concession -bring it home to be recycled.  Better yet - bring your reusable water bottle with you and save $4 in the process!
Any helpful hints for frugal environmental tips you've come up with ? Please share here!

1 comment:

~Sara said...

Thanks for linking up to Frugal Tuesday. I agree, pick up after yourselves. Nothing irritates me more than seeing trash all over the ground right next to a trash can. Also we try and buy our equipment secondhand either from garage sales or thrift stores.