Going Green for you and the Planet
Going green is not just better for you and the planet, but despite what we instinctively think, it can save a lot of ‘green’ going out of your pocket.
Tree hugger is listing 6 tips of saving $1,000 in the next year, which considering the current economy trend, you should start doing it sooner than later. Here are the 6 tips that can help you start saving money today:
1. Hang your clothes to dry. After the refrigerator, the dryer uses the most energy in your household. You can save$70 per year, plus extend the life of your clothing, therefore become more sustainable.
2. Eat more veggies. From an average $71 cents per pound for vegetables, to a minimum $ 2.93 per pound for meat, you can save $ 100 per person a year, if you eliminate one beef meal a week. Not to mention your health benefits!
3. Use your programmable thermostat wisely, by programming it from day to night and from summer to winter with the right temperatures. It can save you $180 a year.
4. Convince your boss to work longer hours and only 4 days a week. It can save you 20% of whatever you were spending, from commuting to lunch and coffee. That can add up to $500 a year.
5. Walk or bike one trip a week for 2 miles round trip. Since 40% of urban travel is average 2 miles per trip, you can save $56.26 a year by doing it. Not a lot, but you help the planet too. If you live in the suburbs you can still save, if you become more creative (car pooling, batch more errands in one trip, change your staple stores with other closer to your home, etc)
6. Make your own all purpose cleaners! The magic of baking soda! You can save money (and your heath) by making your own. How much? Give or take, average $50 a year.
Here you have it .Let’s talk about your success so far and your ideas.
Next time: recipes.