06. The Big Things

WHY IT MATTERS
Banking, energy and transportation are three major lines on most budgets. They also represent clear opportunities for our conscious choices to help create new standards for transparency and care for the planet. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Consider switching your home to green power sources (this costs slightly more but can be done through your same utility without any new hardware)
• Convert your home to solar or geothermal (requires a full conversion but can make your home fully sustainable)
• Purchase an energy efficient vehicle and carpool when possible
• Switch to a credit union that re-invests profits into the community and offers the same services as a traditional bank 

 

LEARN MORE
• Learn about ways to get green power to your home - TREEHUGGER
• Find details on the green power network by state - DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
• Find the best and worst fuel economy vehicles- FUELECONOMY.GOV
• Watch this simple video on credit unions vs. banks - PSCU