I just got done reading, In Cheap We Trust by Laura Weber-and to say this book won't create a sea-change in the way we look at the immense simila
rities between green living and frugal living would be a sad misunderstanding of the content.
The author' father was her best example of frugality and as a child she resented being subjected to his cost saving measures ( kept the thermostat at fifty degrees during the very cold winters of New England)! But, one day found herself walking blocks in order to save fare for a subway- and realized she had become her dad! A revelation and one that it would seem inspired a wonderful book.
Times are tough! Tougher than they have been in many of the adults lives that I know. But, it is also a time to reset the easy answers we have used to getting our needs met on a daily basis.
I created the Green ABC's to bring forth a green vocabulary to kids - and adults, too. Buried beneath that goal was the sure knowledge that the implementation of the concepts of the Green ABC's could help people live more simply, with more imagination, and yes, more frugally.
Ask yourself this question on this Labor Day. How frugal are you? And are you looking for better ways to cut costs and find your way to a greener future.