Keeping Up with the Joneses - From @IdealBite
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by Jen Biederman on 05/04/2009
Sharing is Caring - Green Living Tip Brought to you by IdealBite
Keep Up with the Joneses
Can't compete with your neighbor's latest big buy? If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Pooling your resources with your neighbors for purchases like camping equipment and lawn mowers helps save those other, natural kind of resources. (Where's the glory in owning your own snowblower, anyway?)
- Neighborly love. Adopting this tip might keep them from totally losing it when they find out you're mooching their wireless.
- Getting one-up on resource savings. Calculus not required: Producing one lawn mower instead of two requires half the energy and materials.
- Showing off some cash savings. By going in on purchases with the Biters next door, you can shave (at least) 50% off the high price of that new solar tent you'll use only 2 weeks a year.
- Better status symbols. Sharing the cost means you can sport a swankier snowblower.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: Neighborhood co-ops are such a great idea- I mean, do you really need 15+ ladders on one block? Sharing is one of the first lessons we learn as children- yet somewhere along the line it gets lost as we become adults who believe that one has to have everything, bigger and better than their neighbor to be considered a success.The truth is, however, that survival of our species and our planet is what determines our success- so please be kind to yourself, your fellow humans and your home, planet Earth. ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.