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Bankrate's 2007 Living Green, Saving Green Guide
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Learn 153 ways to be eco-friendly while saving green.
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153 ways to go green
Health/beauty: Quick fix
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Tip 127:
Use bars of soap (not antiperspirant varieties) versus liquid wash.
It's less expensive, and it saves packaging waste. Not to mention that body wash is primarily water, so the fuel costs for transporting it are higher because it weighs more.
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The average bar of soap lasts for about 20 showers, whereas a 16-ounce bottle of body wash lasts for an average of 80 showers. But body wash costs on average more than four times as much as soap.
Tip 128:
Tote your water.
Bring your own reusable water bottle filled with filtered water from home every time you go to the gym.
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You could save an average of $200 per year as well as 14 pounds of plastic.
Tip 129:
Skip the treadmill.
If the weather's right, consider giving the treadmill a rest and taking your walking or jogging routine outdoors.
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A 25 percent shift in time on the treadmill to time outside would conserve about 60 kWh of energy per year.
-- Posted: Oct. 4, 2007

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