We are all taking that step towards going green in one way or another. Whether it is carpooling to save gas or going to the farmers market in Orlando to get fresh produce for a better tasting meal, when you go green you may notice that you are also saving green. When you double up on errands and choose the local farmers market over your local grocery store, you are making a difference in the environment, your community, your health and your finances. If you would like to save more money, check out these tips for going green in Orlando.
- If you eat meat, add one meatless meal a week. Meat costs a lot at the store-and it’s even more expensive when you consider the related environmental and health costs.
- Buy locally raised, humane, and organic meat, eggs, and dairy whenever you can. Purchasing from local farmers keeps money in the local economy.
- Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste.
- Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.
- Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items.
You will start to notice that you are saving money almost instantly. Your food will taste better, you won’t have to fill up your gas tank more than necessary and you can use that money you save to do the things you want. Going green is great, right? Tell us what you think about these tips in a comment.
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