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Save Money When you Love the Planet and Go Green

Yes, you regularly recycle and switch off the lights when you leave a room. You may even shorten your showers so that you get to save enough water. But chances are, you probably still have a nagging feeling that you could be all be doing more preserve Mother Earth.

To be healthier and make the planet healthier, too, you need to green your routine. After weeks of changing your habits, you’ll definitely feel a world of difference.

To help you with your cause, you can actually workout outdoors. If weather and smog conditions are fine, skip the gym and sweat it out outside. Each time you walk or run on a track or pavement instead of toiling on the treadmill for 30 minutes of your day, you save some kilowatt per hour.

Plus, research finds that fresh air may make you more active and twice as likely to exercise. You get a different kind of rush whenever you do your exercises close to nature.

It helps to also work at lowering your electricity bill. Here’s a shocking and painful truth for you to digest: 30 percent of all electricity consumed by household electronics is used while the products are actually turned off.

Plug gadgets into a power strip with a circuit breaker so when you flip it off, you stop the juice as well. You might also consider a dimmer-like lever installed in your home that allows you to turn off the lights, thermostat, and all electrical outlets simultaneously for a savings of around 25 percent each year. Because these switches offer split outlets, you can also choose what stays on.

When you buy stuff, go for local brands first. Championing neighborhood stores that sell locally made products rather than buying from far-flung locations can significantly cut down pollution and fuel use. As for the food you buy, pack your lunch in a reusable tote is good for the earth and your waistline.

Polystrene, the material that makes up plastic and white foam to-go containers, usually isn’t recyclable and goes straight to the landfill. Avoid expensive, high-cal takeout and disposable packaging with do-it-yourself meals.

It’s also time to appreciate your faucet. Why pay a small amount per gallon of bottled water, which is actually double the price of gas, when you can fill up at the tap for much less? Carry a reusable bottle because tap actually is safe in a lot of areas.

If you’re still wary, try a filter that removes metals and chlorine. As for cleaning your kitchen, wipe with sponges instead of paper towels. Just disinfect them regularly in the dishwasher.

Aside from that, learn to manage your mail. Unwanted catalogues hog your mailbox and consume millions of tons of paper each year. Take a moment every day to weed out items you don’t want.

Before tossing them in the recycling bin, cancel some of these mails that you don’t really use. You’ll not only save the world, but you also save yourself from most of clutter. Cleaning house won’t be as daunting as it once was.

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