Save Money While You Save the Planet

Physician's Money Digest, May 2007, Volume 14, Issue 5

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Eco-friendly doctors who are also frugalmay find that the two initiatives can gohand in hand. A recent issue of magazine offers several tips thatcan save both water and cash around thehouse. For example, installing a low-flowhigh-efficiency shower with a faucet aeratorwill save you between 1000 and 8000gallons of water each year without sacrificingwater pressure, or shutting off thetap when you brush your teeth will saveyou 3 gallons of water per minute.

Finally, washing only full loads ofclothes in cold water each time you run thewasher will save you 3400 gallons ofwater a year. These are small steps thatwill provide big ecological and fiscalresults over time, so you can save theworld as well as your bank account.