Chris' Corner: Save Money Saving Our Planet!

Save Money Saving Our Planet!

Did you participate in Earth Hour Last Night? If you did, GREAT!!  Even small changes and better choices, if made continually will save you some money and can have a great cumulative effect on our environment and in Saving Our Planet.

Here is some great information for those of us interested in starting the journey to help Save Our Planet.

Saving $$$ Saving Our Planet

10 ways to save $$$ going green

Home and Garden

Go Green at Home

Green Home and Gardens

Food and Health

Food and Health Green tips

On the Road

Tips on optimizing your car

Saving Energy through car maintenance

Tips on improving Gas mileage


Tips on Hypermiling

General Information

Do Something...

Going Green

Green Buying Guides

Green facts/basics

How to Go Green

Green Gift Ideas

Chris Smith CSSBB
          Sales Representative

Interested in Buying or Selling Real Estate?

  ph: 1.866.936.3500

Chay Realty Inc.,

Comment balloon 8 commentsChris Smith • March 27 2011 09:02AM


Chris I did not know about Earth Hour. Was that a Canadian thing because I didn't hear of it here.

-Great tips

Posted by Kim Dove, Realtor - Jacksonville FL (Watson Realty Corp) over 9 years ago

Hi Chris - My energy usage was minimized during Earth Hour.  However, the Toronto Star stated in today's paper that the energy savings this year was less than last year which had been less than the previous year.

Posted by FN LN over 9 years ago

Kim, Earth Hour started in Australia in 1997, more than 125 countries now participate in it to raise awareness.

Good for you Marc, hopefully it will lead to positive permanent change =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Chris thanks for the insightful post. Will be checking these sites out especially the ones with regards to driving and cars!  Marc's report here on the savings during earth hour was disappointing.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

I sure did, Chris ... not an easy task sitting along in the dark when one is (dare I say it) afraid of the dark (gasp !!).

Great resources listed here.  Thank you.


Posted by Sandi Gerrard over 9 years ago

Good morning Chris, I like the article about saving money while going green. Many people seem to need a monetary incentive to do the right thing.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago



This is a great list. Bviously, this is something that you take seriously.



Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

Al and Peggy, unfortunately until people feel this goal is personal, they really won't be invested in it...

Our planet thanks you Sandi =)

Malcolm, what we are really trading is a little "convenience" for saving money and the planet!

Brian, like most people, I started by small steps, and I am still far from "perfect", but I am making more better choices =)


Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago