Being Green on a Budget

Eating organic and driving a hybrid car is not in your budget now. But here are some simple things you can do help the ecology of the planet and in turn save money.

Kiss bottled waters goodbye. America has the best municipal water system; though in recent years, concerns over clean water have risen. Lead discovered in the Flint water supply and additional concerns about clean water have come up in the news this past summer in some North Carolina communities, are both legitimate reasons to be wary of our old utility infrastructure. Investing in a filtration system or buying a simple Brita to place of the tap are precautionary measures you can take to insure safety, while not contributing to more plastic waste.

Recycle is a given. But what else aside from bottles, cans, and cardboard boxes are recyclable items? If you’re in the good habit of donating clothes to charities then you are on the right track. There are those clothes that are too tattered to give, but a few things you can do with them before they are dumpster bound. Use those old rags for crafts, line pet cages, cleaning, or if you like to sew, use them for practice patterns or cut up the material and use them for stuffing home-made teddy bears or throw pillows.

Cut down on paper waste by transferring all bills and newspaper subscriptions to electronic format. Not only will this reduce clutter and waste, becoming more organized will lessen stress which is always good for mental health.

Our economy is designed to urge citizens to consume. However, the level of consumption that cheap energy has afforded us is simply not sustainable. Our sentimental attachments to things and stuff could be redirected. Instead of purchasing that new book, borrow it from the library or if invest in a used copy instead, and then pass it on to a friend. Donate old magazines to schools or offices. Instead of buying a new power tool, rent or borrow it. Hey, it’s a great way to meet your new neighbors.

Become an informed consumer. Buying green products can cut overall waste and save you money. However, it’s important to know which companies to trust. Look for companies that promote eco-friendly products and prove environmentally favorable practices throughout the entirety the product’s life cycle. And if you do your homework and familiarize yourself about how different companies conduct their business practices; i.e. extraction of the raw materials, production, packaging, disposal, etc. you will benefit by making better decisions on where and how to buy the goods you rely on the most.

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