Friday, February 5, 2010

Green Living + Green Business = Greener Pockets by Walt Barrett © 2010

Many of our friends and associates have now realized that "Going Green" in both their personal and business lives definitely means "Greener Pockets". There are both simple and more complicated ways to "Be Green". Simple is like saving aluminum cans, and scrap metal, or news papers, and card board that only serve to clog up the landfills. I hate that word!
Someday they will be digging them up to get back the raw materials that were so unceremoniously dumped into them. Greener is when you actually sell these items for cash, or donate them to a charity that will sell them for cash. A little more complicated is installing Energy Saving Shower Heads, a Gray Water System to water your gardens, and lawns, and a Composting Toilet to eliminate the black water discharges that are overloading our sewerage treatment plants and polluting our waterways nation wide. Another inexpensive idea is to install a Solar Hot Water Heater with Tax Credits. It can save you hundreds of dollars a year and a great deal of energy too. A little more complicated is to build a smaller and super insulated home. If you are planning to build a new home, you should give the idea serious consideration. How much time do you really spend at home? Also, consider including a basement that can be designed to basically double the living space and requires very little extra heat because it is basically under ground, already at 55° Fahrenheit, and draft
free. Just carefully design all of your utilities into one corner where they can be hidden. The added cost of the basement is minimal compared to the extra space and lifetime energy savings.
Don't forget to install the foam insulation on the foundation exterior before back filling the foundation. Smaller homes are much less expensive to build, and to heat. The all around savings, and the smaller footprint make this idea a super savings project. Also with the advance lighting LED systems, more efficient solar electric modules, and lower prices for the modules now make it possible to install solar electric and also with the other systems I have mentioned you can live totally off the power and heating grid with a very small back up system for heat and hot water. One of our friends is spending $200.00 a year for propane back up. Don't forget the income tax rebates for installing certain green products. Our Company, A to Z Global Marketing Inc. can offer you the best prices for any of the Green Products. We have sold Green Products since 1973 and are known for lower prices and customer service above and beyond. You may contact me personally with any product questions at:
Be sure to check with the State and Federal Energy Departments for all incentives and tax credits. You also have to consider that smaller homes mean smaller property taxes.
With governments both state and local spending money like drunken nomads, they have never met a dollar they didn't like. No matter what they take in, they manage to spend more. All of these savings for many people could add up to as much as a million dollars in a life time of green living.
Remember, no one else, especially the politicians really cares if you die of starvation, or freeze to death in your home, or under a bridge because you couldn't pay your mortgage, or taxes. No wonder grown children are moving back in with their parents!
It's all about the money and it always has been.
Isn't it time you started saving more money, and started to "Seriously Go Green"?
Remember, "Green Living = Greener Pockets!"
© 2010 Walt Barrett