Go Energy Efficient
By now, you–or your parents–have probably heard the praises of fluorescent bulbs. They’re one of the easiest ways to go green, and they’ll wind up saving you guys money in the long run. They use 20 to 40% less electricity than their incandescent counterparts, and they also generate less heat–which will be awesome come the hot summer months.
Other moves you can make? Energy Star appliances are a biggie. You not only save energy, but also energy costs. Using Energy Star air conditioners, washers and dryers, printers, and other electronics can save you guys a ton of money in addition to being green. And just think: If you and your folks don’t have to spend all that cash on your electric bill, it can go to other things: a trip, One Direction tickets, or a cute new bag!