Sometimes you have to go back to the basics, right? Well, as I have mentioned a few times lately, going green doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you can actually save a lot of money by greening your life, rather than spending a ton. Marketing tricks and television advertising do their best to convince us that in order to become more eco-friendly we have to buy more stuff (see my post “Shopping just for the sake of buying green” for more on that) – but that’s not true at all. After all, if you were to throw out a perfectly good item just to buy a new eco-friendly one, you would not be doing anything of benefit for the environment, that’s for sure! So with that in mind, take a look at this list of 39 simple ways you can save money by going green. Hope you find a few things you can implement in your home!
Plant A Garden. For the price of a few packets of organic seeds, you can provide plenty of vegetables for your family all spring, summer, and fall for just pennies.
Stop Printing. Could you manage with just saving the information you needed as PDF’s on your computer, rather than on printed paper? That paper you print out will eventually just be tossed anyway.
Organize A Magazine Co-op. Magazines are one of those things that everyone likes to read but normally end up in the recycling bin just a few hours after they are delivered. Set up a magazine share or co-op with friends and family to reduce the amount of purchased magazines and recycled materials!
Take Public Transportation. If at all possible, take public transportation instead of driving yourself to work. It could save you a ton of money while also being much more eco-friendly.
Sign Up For Organic Coupons. You can find coupons for organic food if you go looking for them. They are out there!
Use Washable Coffee Filters. When you buy a reusable coffee filter, you eliminate the need for the paper ones, which add up over the course of the year.
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