If many people resolve to make their lives just a little greener in 2012 it could make a huge difference.
Some 50 of them pledge more than $100 million to help those affected by the economic crisis.
One example: Some corporations are being urged to skip their annual holiday party and donate the money to help the hungry instead.
U.S. families use ingenuity and belt-tightening to save on mounting grocery bills.
As deadline looms, lawmakers make a last-ditch effort to resolve funding and policy disputes.