Great Ways To Save Money and Protect the Planet at the Same Time


Everyone loves money and the earth, right? I mean, there are probably people who will state otherwise, but without either one it’s pretty hard to live a comfortable life, so we bet they’re not entirely truthful. It’s funny to me that when we love both things so much, we manage to destroy them so easily. Seeing someone throw a cup out a window or a paper out a window or their empty trash on the side of the road kills me. It’s so simple to throw things in the trash can, and it’s not something I understand. It’s the same with money. Saving is so important and people that don’t do it are crazy to me. So what if I could share with you a few ways to save money while protecting the environment at the same time? Would you do it, or would you make it an effort to ignore my advice and carry on as you already are?

Drink Tap Water

Okay, you don’t need to buy bottled water all the time. It is a gross waste of money to do this, so why not just buy a really great cup (my husband and I both have Yeti cups that are amazing and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a cup that keeps both cold things freezing and hot things burning) and put water in there? The Yeti really is amazing.

Take a Walk

Not only do you save on gas, you save on pollution. It’s a pretty win-win situation in any scenario, don’t you think? It’s one we really do enjoy.

Meatless Mondays

We are a society that feels we have to incorporate meat into every meal as if it is the main dish. Perhaps our views of meat as a main dish instead of vegetables as a main dish are part of the reason we are so unhealthy?

Share Things

You know, some people don’t go out and buy their own everything. They share things. It’s a great way to save money and to keep the environment healthy, too. For example, if you save on a lawn mower, let the neighbors borrow it too.

Grow Your Food

Do you know how much money I spend on fresh veggies, fruit and herbs at the supermarket? Entirely too much, that’s a certainty. So why not grow my own? Aside from the fact that I’m a terrible gardner, I should do it and save myself a ton of money while helping the environment thrive.

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