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Green Money
Written by Eric Giesing
Let’s be honest. Times are tough. Prices of goods seem to be rising and jobs are becoming a hot commodity these days. Who knows, maybe yourself or someone you know is out of work and struggles day by day to pay the energy bills and put food on the table. During times like these, the last thing on our minds is recycling, doing things to conserve energy and resources, or trying to green up our lifestyles. What if I told you there was a way to put money in your pocket for little to no work and green up your lifestyle during the process? Sound impossible? Think again!
On Sunday, March 18th at 2 p.m., the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting a workshop on ways to conserve energy, save money, and green up your lifestyle or business at the same time. Thanks to a culmination of efforts, including generous funding from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, this workshop was put together in an effort to help businesses and homes alike save money and reduce their impacts on the environment. Whether being green is strictly to conserve your resources for monetary gain or is a personal lifestyle choice to do your part in saving the environment, this class is for you!
Rebecca Ford, an eco-consultant based out of Great Bend, will give a fun, informative program providing a comprehensive and practical set of instructions that, when implemented, will cut your energy expenses and put money back into your pocket. In addition to specific action-steps for your business and home, she will discuss good and not-so-good products and gadgets in regards to energy and water conservation, energy efficient lighting, water purity, waste reduction, indoor air quality, toxic free living, and lastly, carbon neutrality.
So come out to the KWEC on March 18th and with the help of Rebecca, save thousands of dollars each year, create the healthiest possible environment in your home or business AND have a positive impact on the environment in the process. Kick your excuses to the curb and start 2012 off on the right foot to a healthier, greener life.
This program is being offered free of charge and refreshments will be served. Contact the KWEC at (620)-786-7456 or at for more information.