From energy efficient light bulbs to composting your dinner scraps,  there are many ways to contribute to the well-being of our planet in our very own home. In an article on, there’s an article about introducing and educating people on how to “green” their own homes. Some of the innovations mentioned are easy to do like composting meal scraps but many of the ideas are just downright expensive.

The article describes about 10 ways to “green” your home but all of them will cost the average neighbor thousands of dollars to do. Let’s be honest, in order to get a bigger population of people to be more environmentally friendly, we need to make green products cheaper.  With the economy the way it is, people aren’t going to spend $3,000 on a solar generator. It just doesn’t sound right to the typical shopper to spend a crazy amount of money on a generator when they can easily spend $200 on a gas-powered generator. Another idea mentioned is a “green” shed made out of recycled wood and windows for a low cost of  $1,500.

Articles like this are awesome and a great way to educate people but I wish they would have mentioned a few cheaper ideas for us to try before spending thousands of dollars.