Save Nature & Save Some Cash!

 Image/Lindsay

Image/Lindsay

Money makes the world go around, so it makes good sense that you’d want to save as much of it as possible. Saving money is about you, so if you want to save some cash and do something good at the same time, it makes sense to do some good deeds. The biggest good deed that you can do is to look after the environment, and you can harness nature to help you save money, and save the planet at the same time.

You can get some great solar quotes for panels for your house and you can buy an electric car like this one, but these are hardly the only ways that you can save cash and the environment all in one fell swoop. Going green doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can make some little tweaks to your lifestyle that sees you saving pennies and going green all at the same time.

Swap Your Transport.

When you have a long commute to work, it makes sense to want to drive. When the weather is shocking, the last thing you want to do is cycle. However, if you leave your car in the garage and head to work on foot or by bike, you can reduce your carbon footprint while reducing the cash you spend on gas. Some workplaces do schemes that see you able to afford a cheaper bicycle, so you can commute – see if yours has one!

Trip Chain.

You may not have heard of it, but if you have planned your week to see you heading out in your car more than once, why not group those tasks into one day? Once you do, you will see a reduction in the gas you’ve used and therefore will have saved money as well as saving the air around you from being full of fumes.

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Image/CC0 Public Domain

Turn To The Tap.

Buying bottled water at the grocery store may be handy for work or the gym, but bottled water is 1000 times more expensive than tap water and it’s basically the same thing – just filtered. Only 23% of plastic bottles are recycled, which is a shockingly low figure and not what the environment needs. Grab a refillable water bottle like this one instead, and save yourself the cash!

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Reuse Your Bag.

Plastic grocery bags wind up in landfills and never break down, so swap this for a reusable shopper like the ones you can buy here. Most stores now charge you for the bags that you use, so even if you are spending a tiny amount at a time that will add up over time. You can get some stylish reusable bags now, so shop smart and say no to that plastic bag!

Saving the environment and being a little green is selfless, as you are caring for the planet. You can use this to help you save your own money, which in turn is going to be a win-win situation all round. Choose to go a little greener and watch your purse thank you later!