To Save Money By Going Green!
1. Adjust your water heater. If
you lower the thermostat on your hot water heater from
150 degrees to 120 degrees you will save more than $20 a
2. Buy programmable thermostat for
your home. They cost $40 to $100 but that's money
you will save back.
3. Driving 55 mph instead of 65 mph
can improve your mileage by 15%!
4. Map our your errands. Do
multiple errands on the same day and map out a travel
pattern where you do not back track.
5. Consider a front loading
washing machine. They use far less water and
60% less energy.
7. Save gas and get more
exercise. Use a push mower.
8. Call your electricity company
to request a free energy audit. They may be
able to help you save money with energy saving
9. Consider a vegetable garden.
You can save money and you can grow organic veggies.
10. Consider a toy exchange.
Have all of your friends in for a pizza party and toy
exchange. You'll save money and recycle toys that
you kids have quickly outgrown or are tired of.
11. Don't buy books to read.
Go to your local library and check out the books you
would like to read. Save a tree.
12. Organize a magazine coop.
Get each of your friends to subscribe to a different
magazine. Then do an exchange and share the
magazine with each person in the coop.
13. Use Cloth napkins.
You'll find that cloth napkins can be used several times
over before they need to sent to the laundry and you
will save over a $1.00 per week by not using paper
14. Buy in bulk or concentrate when
possible. There will be less packaging and
15. Use fluorescent light
16. Unplug appliances when
your are not using them.
17l Wash clothes in cold
water when possible.
18. Take short showers and
don't take a bath and fill the tub!
19. Plant drought
tolerant native plants in your garden.
20. Walk or bike to the
store or work.
21. Talk to your boss
22. Don't buy bottled
water. Buy a in house filter.
23. Check out garage sales,
thrift stores, and consignment shops.
24. Give up disposable razors.
Use the old fashioned to save money and the landfill
25. Give up paper towels.
27. Fix leaking faucets.
28. Ceiling fans can save you
money on air conditioning.
29. Recycle your old cell
phones. Donate your phone to the
30. Recharge your batteries. Learn
how some batteries are
harmful to the environment.
One household at a time we can make a difference.