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Picture Yourself Going Green: Step-by-Step Instruction for Living a Budget-Conscious, Earth-Friendly Lifestyle in Eight Weeks or Less by Erinn Morgan

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Introduction

MY 84-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER grew up during the Great Depression. To this day, she reuses paper towels after they dry out, turns off the lights when she leaves a room, cleans and reuses Ziploc bags, washes her plates and glasses in a dish tub, and leads a generally minimalist lifestyle.

Today, these efforts are considered trendy and green by a modern generation that is looking to help save the planet. To her generation, they were merely conserving resources and saving money.

She recently explained to me that her family was lucky during the Depression because they lived near farms and always had food during those challenging times. Today, much of our food is shipped to us from thousands of miles away and going to the farmer’s market and, ...

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