If you still haven't been convinced to jump on the "go green" bandwagon, a little persuasion in the form of another green - like dollar bills - just might do the trick. We've discovered a few painless ways to take on eco-friendly habits, but we're not asking you to shell out cash. Instead, you could actually find more of it in your bank account. Here are a few of our favorites, but you can check out all our painless ways to save the planet here.
- Invest in a programmable thermostat. Using one can save $150 a year on energy costs. Or simply set your thermostat 1 degree higher for air-conditioning and 1 degree lower for heating. You won't feel the difference - but you will notice a lower utility bill.
- Set your wash cycle to cold. Environmental advocates say a cold wash will clean your laundry just as well as a hot one - and you'll save up to $63 a year.
- "Switch to CFLs (Compact Florescent Bulbs), unplug computers, and turn out lights when leaving the room: That reduces