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A new website hopes to help budding greenies put their good intentions into action by providing a daily action plan and reminder system. It customizes a plan based on a user's daily routine, so they don't have to go out of their way to take simple green actions.What might be the neatest thing is that after answering about 150 questions, the action plan weeds out unnecessary tips. For instance, if you live in an apartment, it isn't going to tell you to insulate your attic that day. That can be one of the most annoying parts of trying to figure out what you can do to lower your carbon footprint and save money.
However, the service requires joining up with a fee - about $30 is required to take part. The company says half of that amount is donated to a green charity of your choice. So why they don't just charge $15 in the first place, we're not sure.
GoingGreenToday states that by following the action plans it lays out, a user can reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 35% and save as much as $2,000 a year, "guaranteed." Again, how they're able to guarantee such fluctuating and interdependent numbers, we're not sure. But there's no doubt that by acting on green tips, a person saves money and carbon emissions. And if you can't seem to work green steps into your daily life, or just want reminders, this might be a useful tool for you.
Scott Ankeny, Founder of GoingGreenToday.com:
"There are so many green options on the market today such as new technology for cars, renewable energy, green products for the household, sustainable clothing, and even new information on how to avoid creating more pollution. I am hoping that GoingGreenToday.com will be a tool to help stem off the apathy or despair consumers may be feeling. The actions prescribed in our program are easy and inexpensive to perform. No matter where you are in the stages of greening your life or what you are willing to adjust, we promise there will be enough areas to improve on that you'll see success."
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