How To Go Green And Save Money*

It may come as no surprise to you that the planet we live on is in desperate need of change. We know all too well that it matters not where you look, there will be somebody or something highlighting the importance behind saving the planet.

The trouble seems to be that not enough of us are doing our best to save the planet, and the longer this goes on, the tougher things are going to get. What we should start by saying that in most cases it’s not ignorance or laziness that prevents us from doing our part, in fact, it seems to be simply that many of us do not know how to act.

 

While for some, it may be common sense, for others, it may mean a complete change in the way their life is lived, and this can often pose difficulties. In this post, we are hopefully going to be able to point out a few things that everybody will be able to do.

We are not only going to attempt to keep things simple, but we are also going to be looking at things that may save you a little money in the long run. So, when it comes to saving the planet, what better incentive do you need?

Change How You Get Around

It seems that one of the biggest stresses on the environment is coming from how we all commute. For many of us, we do not hesitate to jump in the car to nip around the shop, but short journeys like this can have quite the impact on the environment. 

While it may not be something you are used to, you may want to look at taking a short walk to your local store rather than driving. 

If this is something you can do with ease, you could also look at changing the way you get to places like work. If your workplace is only a short distance away, You may even consider swapping your car for a cycle. Now, we know this is a big ask but think about things this way, you can save money on fuel and even get fit.

If the idea of heavy peddling puts you off, why not look at a selection of electric bikes online and see if this is something that could convince you.

Reduce Waste

The final thing we are going to look at is the amount of money you possibly throw away every year.

While you may think you are careful, the chances are that you are wasting a lot of food and more than this, electricity and gas. It is thought that most homes in the UK waste around 20-30% of their monthly food shop and it is about the same when it comes to the energy you are using.

If you were to be a little more mindful around the house, the amount you save could be huge. By making changes like shopping to a list and sticking to it and also making sure that lights and sockets are switched off when not in use, you will find that over the course of a year you will save a hell of a lot of money. 

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