How to Save Money By Going Green

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Typically, when you think of going green, you think of expensive gadgets, home modifications, and foods. It can seem as though only the rich can afford to save the planet. However, living green can actually save you money! Try these simple tips to keep both the planet and your wallet green.


Sharing a ride not only saves on gas but decreases the amount of emissions released into the environment.

Cook More

Cooking more and eating out less saves you hundreds of dollars. It also decreases energy and packaging waste.

Become a DIY-er

Making your own cleaning supplies and beauty products is a fun way to go green and save some cash. There are a ton of recipes online to help you get started.

Get a Library Card

This idea isn’t only applicable to those with a healthy reading habit. Most libraries now have cd’s, dvd’s and magazines as well. The best part, is you can borrow them all for free!


Energy Efficient Lighting

While energy efficient cfl, led, and halogen bulbs may cost more upfront, they last much longer than regular light bulbs and use only a fraction of the electricity!


Use a Power Strip

By now, most of us have heard of “phantom energy consumption”, or the energy we use by simply leaving things plugged in when we aren’t using them. Plugging everything into a power strip makes it easier to shut all of it off at once, saving you money on your electric bill.


Line Dry Clothes

While this may not be feasible for everyone, if you’ve got the space, then definitely use this trick. You’ll see just how much energy your dryer took to run on your next energy bill.


Unplug Your Phone When Charged

Once your phone is charged, you’re consuming energy for no reason. This is money you could be keeping in your pocket.


Say No to Plastic Water Bottles

With such a wide variety of reusable water bottles out now, avoiding plastic water bottles will be a cinch! Plus, you don’t have to buy a new one every time you’re thirsty.
Some of these changes may take a little extra effort but you can always consider it time well spent. Isn’t it nice to know that you don’t have to choose between saving money and saving the planet!

By: Alecia Stanton

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