I agree. The intial investment to be green can be/get quite costly, but in the long run it will save money and resources.
For example, the company that I work for sell it's cloths for $14.50 a piece, but with this cloth I do not have to use paper towel or cleaners to clean and disinfect. I can use this towel up to 6 years and wash it in my washing machine. So to buy these cloths is a little pricey but in the end it saves nt only money, but your quality of life and the environment also.
Same with diapers and feminine products. To use cloth saves on waste, pollution from production and money from not having to buy more each week/or month.
Food, I buy organic on the products that have the most pesticide obsorbtion. Like, grapes, berries, carrots, things that have thin skin. Tougher skinned produce isn't as nessecary to buy organic.
This is a huge step for newbie greens but with time these changes become habits and you develop new ones and find your own ways to pinch the pennies. Baby steps to saving our Earth!