8 More Ways to Go Green and Save Money

herbsGoing green doesn’t have to mean solar panels and buying all new appliances, small changes can help the environment and your wallet. While we have shared some tips on going green in the past, there are still plenty of other ways to go green without having to spend too much.

  • Carpool. Not only will you save money on gas, you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint as transportation is responsible for a large percentage of greenhouse gas emissions. You could also save on car maintenance.
  • Start a garden. Even by growing simple herbs and spices you can save on your grocery bill.
  • Make your own cleaning products. It is very easy to use items like lemon or baking soda to clean; you can also avoid using harsh chemicals to do your laundry and green your carpet cleaning. Pinterest has many great money saving green cleaning ideas.
  • Use natural beauty products. Scrubs, lip balms, lotion, and moisturizers can be do-it-yourself and earthy friendly. Skip the $150 facial at the spa next time and go for the $10 one you can do at home.
  • Visit the library. How is this green? Well instead of buying a new book in print or magazine, you can simply borrow one. You could do the same by getting an eReader though the books, magazines, and movies won’t be free!
  • Paperless billing. You’d think by now we would all be getting our statements online and making payments online, but that’s not so. Save money on stamps and use less paper by paying your bills online and requesting paperless statements.
  • Stop using your dryer and start using the sun. Before the handy invention of dryers, many people would line dry their clothes. This is a great way to save on your electricity bill as well as avoid the chemicals found in dryer sheets.
  • Use a reusable coffee mug. Brewing and taking your own coffee to work already saves you money, but use a reusable mug instead of buying paper or Styrofoam cups.

For more tips on going green visit The Daily Green. Do you have any money saving tips for going green? Share them with us below.