Money Saving Tips

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save Money

There is so much pressure on us to reduce our carbon footprint at the moment. However, this can seem challenging when we’re looking for so many ways to save money to help reduce debts, pay for holidays abroad and make home improvements. So, we thought we’d help you do both.

Close Your Curtains

As we all know, energy prices are at an all-time high, so we’ll no doubt be looking at ways to cut down on our energy use within the home – and one way to do this is to close your curtains at night as this will help to insulate a room. So you don’t have to turn on the expensive heating and impact on the planet in the process.

Opt for Rechargeable Batteries

Batteries can significantly damage our environment as they can pollute water streams, lakes and soil. However, as you will regularly reuse your rechargeable batteries, you can prevent more batteries from ending up in landfills up and down the country. You also won’t have to shell out on batteries every week or month, as they will have a long lifespan. While buying the rechargeable batteries and charger will cost you more at first, you can trust you’ll make significant savings over the years.

Opt for a Train over Flying

Whilst taking the train may add a few more hours to your journey, you will lower your carbon footprint as a result. Not to mention the fact that you can save a big chunk of money that you can use towards your trip. Think about it for your next adventure!

Install Solar Panels

Solar panelsSolar panels are a great way to use natural energy, as your appliances can be powered by light from the sun. They’re a great way to start enjoying a greener lifestyle, and you can trust they’ll reduce your weekly, monthly or quarterly energy bills. Also, in some instances, you can even sell your unused energy back to a provider.

Car Share

If you head the same way as a colleague every day then you should consider car sharing. You can both share the price of the petrol used and it will help to reduce your carbon footprint. You’ll also lower the mileage on both your cars, too, if you change vehicles every now and then, so you’ll receive a better price if you want to sell it in the future.

Take a Shower

Did you know that taking a shower will only use 1/5 of energy in comparison to taking a bath? You’ll also reduce the amount of water you use – lowering your water bill. Not to mention the fact that it’s a lot quicker and it beats lying in your own dirt!

Change to Energy Efficient Appliances

Opting for energy efficient appliances over standard options will help create a more environmentally friendly planet. Also, as they’ll use less energy, you’ll notice a big difference in your energy bill. So you’ll have more money to stock up your fridge and freezer!

Eat In-Season Produce

Out of season produce means more refrigeration and longer journeys to transport it from the location where it is in season. Instead, opt for in-season produce that can be sourced fairly locally. This is a great way to help save the planet, and you can trust that your fruit and vegetables will be cheaper, too.

Have you got any green tips to help people save money? Tell us them today to help improve the planet and people’s bank balances.

 

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