How To Be More Green and Save Money

The Dalai Lama put it best when he said, “We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home.”

Our planet is warming up and many scientists believe we humans are the cause of the heat. This causes the Greenhouse Effect. And it just keeps getting hotter and hotter and hotter…  As if that isn’t enough, the whole globe is suffering an economic downturn like we’ve never known before.

Is there no hope?

There’s plenty of hope. YOU can do something about it – and save some of your hard earned money too.  Kermit the Frog was wrong – it’s easy being green, and it’s easy to save money at the same time.

Here’s just 5 of 125 tips to help you save money, and wastage. Just by making simple changes to your lifestyle, this is what can happen:

  1. You will stop wasting water and still have enough. Tip: If you live in a hot dry place, you can help your garden’s soil by adding polymers.
    These help by retaining moisture for longer periods, thereby helping plants and flowers to grow more efficiently. They’re absolutely fantastic for pots.
  2. You will stop wasting electricity and still have enough. Tip: Put a lid on it. Cooking requires heat, so conserve it to save money. Keep a lid on all the pans being used in cooking. Water will boil around 6% faster in pans with a lid on, thereby saving time, electricity and your money, as well as giving the environment a break.
  3. You will stop wasting fuel in your car and still have more than enough. Tip: Driving smoothly will put less stress on your car. It will consume less fuel too. The car parts will last longer and the fuel will get you further.
  4. You can stop wasting food and still have more than enough. Tip: How many times do you or your children eat a bowl of cereal and end up with all the cereal gone, but a quarter cup of milk left at the bottom of the bowl, which usually gets tipped down the sink? You could save around 24 litres (six gallons) of milk a year if the cereal and the milk both ended at the same time. Put in less milk! You’ll save money and ease up a little on the need for milk production too.
  5. You can stop wasting money on expensive beauty products and still get the desired results:  Tip: Cucumber juice patted on face and left to dry will dominish the appearance of wrinkles.

Get the Right Advice

Our new ebook gives you 125 ways to Save Money and Save the Planet at the same time.

  • Why parking the right way can save you 25% better fuel economy
  • How to improve your fuel consumption
  • How much poor wheel alignment can cost you

And that’s just your car!

You will also learn how to Go Green – Save Green for

  • Your kitchen
  • Your home
  • Your garden
  • At the office
  • While shopping
  • While holidaying

There’s a million places where you can make small changes and reap huge benefits.

We recently had a Qld Government energy saving rep come and do an assessment of our home, and at the end he scratched his head and said – “I can’t give you any recommendations”.  You’re doing everything already that I usually suggest. We know we could do more – but not in this house.  We’ll have to build an eco friendly house and replace all our appliances to reduce our carbon footprint even more.  But it’s good to know we’ve done everything possible at this place.  It feels rewarding – plus we’ve saved a heap of money compared to what we’ve paid in the past.

Energy costs are continuing to skyrocket. While you can’t do much to change that, you can save some of the money you are currently wasting, often without costing you any money

It is easy to do – once you know what to do and you make a commitment.

Please visit this page to find out more – Go Green.

Annette (58 Posts)

Annette Welsford has a partial degree in Horticulture and a Post Graduate Certificate in marketing. Having lived in the cold, temperate and hot parts of Australia and the UK, she has gained experience over the years with gardening in a variety of climates. Annette also worked for a fertilizer company where she was responsible for developing, editing and publishing a range of technical manuals on nutrition and fungal diseases for a wide range of horticultural crops including tomatoes. Annette is Managing Director of Commonsense Marketing Pty Ltd, a publishing and marketing company, responsible for the editing, design and worldwide marketing of the How to Grow books, and other products. Commonsense Marketing also provides expert offline and online marketing consulting and design services to a variety of small to medium sized businesses.


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One Response to “How To Be More Green and Save Money”

  1. Rhys Jaggar says:

    Glad to see that ‘go green’ means discrete, daily actions at the level of the individual, not nonsense about carbon dioxide (which plants, especially tomatoes, rather like).

    Keep up the good work!

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