Saving Money by Going Green

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1. Start a garden.  A garden can be big or small.  You can grow many vegetables most anywhere- in containers, on rooftops, and, of coarse, in the ground.  As long as your vegetables get at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day and are not kept too wet, they should be productive.  If you grow a packet of pea seeds, for example, you can have fresh garden peas for most of the growing season, depending on where you live, for about a dollar (the cost of the seeds).  Many vegetables are easy to grow from seed and are quite productive.

2. Walk or ride your bike.  Both are great exercise and will cut down on your gas usage, saving you money and lessening your carbon footprint.  Walking can be quite relaxing, and there’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of the wind blowing through your hair on a bike.

3. Re purpose items around your house.  With little work, you can create a new coffee table out of an old window and some old chair legs.  Not only can you recycle old items instead of buying something new, but you’ll be creating something so customized, it’s art!  No one else will have a coffee table quite like yours.  Now that’s chic.

4. Recycle items for cash.  Save aluminum cans and get some money for them.  Some recycling centers will even pay for cardboard or glass.  If you’re not re purposing something, you can trade it in for some money!

This list is the beginning of a world of possibilities for saving money and saving the environment.  Can you think of any more?

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