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Go Green and Save Money

Going green not only reduces our carbon footprint and saves the planet but can save us a lot of money as well. Here are some ways in which going green can save us big money.

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  • Car-sharing– Share your ride and the gas bill with just one friend and halve both of your bills.The average car costs $9,000 to own, if you include gas, registration and insurance, maintenance and other costs; if you halve or lessen the distance  you drive, you’ll save on maintenance.
  • Cook your own food– By making your own food, you’ll know the ingredients you use, how they were grown and how nutritious and wholesome they are. Consider whether your food is organic, how locally it was grown, whether it’s in season and the conditions of workers on the farms where it was grown.

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  • Reduce,reuse, recycle: When we reuse, we make the best use of the resources used to create those products, whether its energy, wood, metals or other raw materials. The average power tool bought for use by a homeowner is used for just half an hour in its lifetime. Although most homes on any particular street might have the same tool sitting in the shed.
  • Borrowing is a good choice. Ask around  if you require an item for only one special occasion or a yearly project before you head out to buy it.

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  • Freecycle connects people getting rid of useable stuff to people who want that same stuff.
  • Go to your nearest hardware stores and find out if they have rental programs for the things you require. It will save you so much money.
  • Have a yard sale or visit one before you visit stores to buy something new.
  • Start a compost pile in your backyard.
  • Buy used or e-books instead of new ones.
  • Call a mechanic for your car to avoid excess wear and tear on your automobile, saving money on gas and ensuring your vehicle runs clean nd efficiently.

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  • Use compact fluorescent, LED or halogen bulbs instead of traditonal incandescents.
  • A full freezer runs more efficiently than an empty one so always keep it full.
  • Wear an extra sweater or use a blanket before you turn on (or up) the heat.
  • Use cloth diapers instead of disposables for babies.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator which is great for the environment as well as your health.
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