Coupon Sherpa’s Eco-Frugal Life Guide
If you’re not familiar with Coupon Sherpa, they are your go-to resource to find rock bottom discounts and the best online coupons for all your favorite stores. It is a popular misconception that “going green” is a lifestyle far too expensive for most to afford. Sure, if you want to install solar panels or geothermal heating in your house, you are going to have to spend some cash. However, the core values of environmentally conscious living – reusing, renewing, conserving, sustaining – are as frugal as can be. Eco-frugal living is not just a trend; it is a growing necessity for millions of people worldwide. Saving money and helping the environment should go hand in hand.
Coupon Sherpa has preached paperless coupons to save our trees, encouraged online shopping to cut down on fuel emissions and provided tons of creative ways to repurpose those leftovers…but these really are just the tip of the iceberg. In recognition of this 2010′s 40th annual Earth Day celebration, Coupon Sherpa launched their Eco-Frugal Life Guide, a definitive manual for lowering your carbon footprint while you lower your bills.
Inside you will find tips for everything from food storage, to energy-efficient appliances, to becoming a “green bookworm” and a whole lot more. And if you’re not convinced that becoming eco-frugal is both environmentally AND economically prudent, take a look at how much cash we burn on wasted food alone:
- According to the EPA, American’s throw away 25% of the food we prepare, worth about $590 per family
- This equates to approximately $48.2 BILLION per year
- Disposal of this wasted food costs the US approximately $1 BILLION a year
Enjoy the guide, and feel free to send questions, comments and ideas to Ask Coupon Sherpa.