Looking to Go Green?
April 5, 2011
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St. Patty’s Day is over so we aren’t referring to green adult beverages and we’re not talking about Green Day! Earth day is right around the corner and the non-green people are definitely missing out on some of the benefits of being a little earth friendly. There are people that are 100% earth friendly and have gone all organic while others just aren’t into changing their daily routines.
Some of the easier ways to go green is by switching to paperless, online only bank and credit card statements. This will not only save a tree, but will help reduce clutter in your home especially if you just haven’t had time to shred last year’s documents. Another green change, that doesn’t really change your lifestyle, is to select a credit card made with a biodegradable plastic. Or, if you need to use paper checks you can look into purchasing ones that are made with recycled paper and printed with soy-based ink.
Here are some additional tips that could change your daily routine and save you money:
- Plug your electronics in to a power strip and by just turning that little button off, you’re going to save on electricity and put a little more change in your pocket.
These next two green suggestions may be harder for some to achieve than others.
- Find alternative means of transportation like walking, biking or mass transit systems and you can save money on gas and car maintenance.
- When you’re on the go, try using a refillable water bottle and reduce the amount spent on daily bottled water.
- Start collecting your soda and beer cans as these can be recycled for a little bit of extra cash.
There are many other ways to be earth friendly that won’t affect your lifestyle that much. For those that love the idea of going green and being earth friendly but ask “what’s in it for me”, check out the incentives and take advantage of tax write-offs and the use of fewer utilities. Do your research and soon you’ll be on your way to being green.