My spring cleaning by going green this year isn't just about making my own cleaning products. I believe going green should also be about saving money too and working towards self sufficiency.
I really like the term "off the grid"... meaning: (in part) "Usually when people say they are living “off the grid” they mean that, very simply, their home doesn’t get its electricity from the power lines. Instead, they’re living without electricity, or generating their own. However, the term is sometimes used to mean something broader. “Living off the grid” can imply that you’re self-sufficient in other ways, too: For example, you may be getting your water from a well, and heating your home with a wood stove. Being completely off grid would make you completely independent of the utility companies!"Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/ask-our-experts/living-off-the-grid.aspx#ixzz1pmVFSjo5