How To Save Money and Earth!

How To Save Money and Earth!

Tips on saving money and the earth!

Today, the trendy thing to do is to be green right? However, being green tends to come with a HUGE price tag. Anything we see that says ‘all natural,’ ‘organic,’ ‘paraben-free,’ and so on, cost 20% more than its conventional alter-ego. Do you know there are ways to not have to overspend and stay in the trend? Below are some tips:

Try free cycle (www.freecycle.org). What’s free cycle? It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

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Make your own green cleaning products. Hey, the big and little companies are charging you triple the price for something you might already have just because they mixed it up for you and put it in a nice minimalist bottle. See here to make your own: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning-organizing/make-at-home-cleaners

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Line dry your clothes! It’s better for your clothes and air is free!

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Try Composting. The misconception from the big box store is that you NEED a compost bin to have compost. In reality, you don’t. Just set aside a small pile or land to dump all your vegetable trimmings, leaves, grass, and other plant based things in it and in a season, you’ll get nice, rich, brown soil that your vegetable garden will love! For more info: https://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/DEPUTATE/AIRWASTE/WM/recycle/FACTS/Compost.htm

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Bought a glass bottle of Kombucha from Club Inhale/Exhale, now what? REUSE IT! Glass bottle is way better than plastic bottle and you can reuse it 1,000,000,000 times and it wouldn’t get plastic icky. If you want to disinfect, simply put the glass bottle in boiling water for 10 minutes.

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Join CSA. Community Supported Agriculture typically uses natural approach to growing their vegetables. Not only will you get fresh produce on a weekly basis, but the variety of vegetables will get you to try new recipes and eat in more! Most CSA are fairly inexpensive and since you’re supporting local farmers, what’s there not to love?

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