Go Green, Live Rich: Invest in Green Companies

I've always believed in investing. Just because I care about the environment, it doesn't mean I don't want to participate in the economic productivity and success of large companies doing good work. 

When investing, look for SRI funds, "Socially Responsible Investing" - is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.

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Go Green, Live Rich: Grow Your Own

I didn't think I could start my own urban garden. I started small and after a couple of trial and error, started with seedlings I grew myself and combined it with plants bought at Home Depot. I kept it small and inexpensive, reusing items for pots. Today, I have a small thriving garden. 

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Go Green, Live Rich: Green Your Celebrations

Holidays, birthdays, graduations, going-aways are about celebrating with people, yet we spend an enormous amount of money on one-time use decorations that may be cheap, but end up in the landfill. Let's change the way we celebrate!

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Go Green, Live Rich: Know Your Litter Factor

David Bach, the author of "Go Green, Live Rich", first coined "The Latte Factor" a years ago.  It applies to all of the small items we buy on a daily basis.  Things like coffee in single-use cups, designer bottled water, soda, cigarettes, etc.  He said that while these are small purchases, they add up in the long-term.  On a similar vein, "The Litter Factor" allows you take a look at your trash.  Take a look at your office trash, your home trash and each time you stop on the street to throw away something.  What is most common in that trash?  Is it really something that you need?  Is it something that you can avoid?  Is it something that you can replace with something more sustainable?

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