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Live Green and Save Money

Posted on 04/16/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsA thought-provoking little story has been circulating on the Internet recently about an elderly woman who is chastised by a young cashier at the grocery store for not bringing her own reusable grocery bags. The cashier scolds the woman – and people of her generation – for not caring as much as younger people do about the environment and the impact their actions have on the Earth. See also: How to Save $10,000 a year. The woman apologizes, then politely …

A Healthy Environment and Healthy Aging

Posted on 01/10/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. Every day we read another article about what’s good, or not so good, for our health. I know I’m particularly disappointed that I can’t consider my …

Is Your City Saving – or Costing – You Time?

Posted on 03/16/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyCheck out this really interesting article on CNN.com (they got it from RealSimple.com) which gives us a look at the 21 top time-saving cities in America! The “urban efficiency” rankings takes into consideration all those little things that can ease the chaos of daily life, like timed traffic signals, ease of access to doctors – even easy recycling access. Giving cities points in five categories – Getting Around, Health and Safety, Information and Technology, Green Time-Saver and Lifestyle – Real …