Thursday, 11 March 2010 15:42
Going green doesn’t have to be expensive. Take a look at a few simple ways to go green and save money!
Cut out bottled water. Bottled water is expensive and it wastes a lot of plastic. Instead, use a water filter on your faucet or a Brita pitcher in your refrigerator.
Try reusable grocery bags. Reduce waste by using your own grocery bags. Plus, you may receive discounts at certain grocery stores. Target currently offers 5 cents off your purchase per reusable bag you use.
Use Tupperware instead of Ziplocs for lunch. Conserve resources and save money by using washable containers for your lunch items.
Restore old furniture. Consider revitalizing an older piece of furniture you can find at a garage sale or flea market.
Avoid convenience foods. Purchase large packages of snack foods instead of individually wrapped items that can be pricey. Then break the snack up into smaller containers if you like.
Use reusable cloths for cleaning the house. The money you spend on paper towels can really add up. Use dish rags regularly in the kitchen to conserve.
Carpool. Reduce carbon emissions and purchase less fuel by carpooling with friends and coworkers.