10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money While Doing It

There’s no place like Earth! So let’s protect it and get smarter with how we consume energy, water, food and products. Going green isn’t just a fad or a detox diet. It’s a lifestyle change that begins at home. Keep it simple in the beginning to avoid overwhelming yourself with the do’s and don’ts. Here’s a few tips to get you started and save some money while you are at it!

  1. Grow your own fruits and veggies: Start a garden. The reward is both internal and external.
  2. Buy local and in season: Visit your local farmer’s markets as much as possible and support local businesses.
  3. Power Shower: Try to keep your showers under 4 minutes.
  4. Cold wash: Wash your clothes in cold water as much as possible.
  5. Adjust your thermostat: Increase your thermostat by 1 degree in the summer, decrease by 1 degree in the winter.
  6. Plug up leaks: Fix that leaky toilet, sink and shower.
  7. Recycle electronics (e-waste): Find local drop off locations for unwanted electronics if you cannot repair or sell them to another loving home.
  8. Reuse bags: Opt for reusable grocery bags.
  9. Switch your light bulbs: Compact fluorescent light bulbs last longer and use less energy. Natural light is the best kind of light. Open blinds and switch lights off during the day.
  10. Go greener: Add plants to your home and office for a boost in air quality.