5 Tips for Going Green and Saving Green

5 Tips for Going Green and Saving Green

While the movement towards preserving our economy is gaining momentum it still is in its infancy. People haven’t truly caught on to the fact that it is up to us to do everything in our power to protect the planet we call home, and even if they do understand that something needs to be done they shy away from taking action because they’re afraid it’s going to take a lot of work to make a difference. However taking steps toward going green can be done quite easily and can end up saving you money.

  1. 1.      Recycle old electronics

When it comes time for a good cleaning out session in your house it’s not unusual to find old electronics chargers, VCRs, cell phones, and other electronics that have run their course lurking in cluttered drawers and cabinets. However instead of throwing them away look up places online where you can trade them in for cash. There are places all over that will pay you to recycle old electronics, so you’ll make some extra money and do something good for the environment.


  1. 2.      Turn on electronic billing

Do you really need that statement in the mail and in your email inbox? Probably not. Instead turn off the paper billing and set it up so that you receive your statements electronically each month. Even if you don’t want to set up automatic payments you can still get the bills sent to your email and then go in and manually pay them. A lot of companies are offering incentives for making the switch to paperless, making it environmentally friendly and worth your time.


  1. 3.      Turn down the thermostat

Instead of cranking up the heat when it gets cold outside just add on layers of clothing or use an extra blanket. Then when it gets hot outside open the windows and turn on the fans. It will help cut back on your electricity bill and will help save energy.


  1. 4.      Skip the dryer

The next time you pull a load of laundry from the washing machine hang the clothes outside to dry instead of throwing them into the dryer. The dryer accounts for a very large portion of your electric bill each month, and cutting that out – even occasionally – will help slash that bill. To top it off, clothes that are line dried typically last longer as well, so it can also help cut back on clothing costs.


  1. 5.      Stop buying bottled water

Invest in a water filter and replace bottled water with filtered water in reusable bottles. Plastic water bottles are filling up our landfills for no reason, and by bottling your own water you’ll save a lot of money.

You don’t have to go completely green all at once to make an impact. Implement small, doable changes one at a time and you’ll find it’s easier to make the switch. Reducing your carbon footprint will only help to bring about good changes, and every little step taken is a step in the right direction.


Author Bio:

Kate Croston is a freelance writer, holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes guest posts for different sites and loves contributing home internet service related topics. Questions or comments can be sent to:  katecroston.croston09 @ gmail.com.


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    Comment by designer clothing: May 15, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    What really stops the people from taking the initiative to execute environment-saving measurements is how they think that it doesn’t matter since being an advocate of it alone against the thousands who keep on opposing is useless. So they follow others who keep on destroying mother earth. If only they’d know that they’re not alone, and just one person to help will really help in the movement.

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    Comment by Matt Evans: Jun 19, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    It is the time to be in this kind outlook in life, to be concern to the environment. It is important to take action and spread all the knowledge. Yes, reuse and recycle things as much as possible. It’s simple, just like sacrificing a little bit. Do not also use energy when it’s not needed.

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