Green Up your Finances for Earth Day
Conserve the environment and your money with these great tips
To show your love for the third planet from the sun this Earth Day, take actions that are good for Mother Nature and your budget at the same time.
Consider these ideas:
Enroll in electronic banking. Managing your money anytime, anywhere not only offers the ultimate in convenience, it saves you trips to the bank. That means reduced greenhouse gas emissions from your car and more money in your pocket.
Enroll in paperless statements. When you and your friends and neighbours receive statements electronically, there’s less need to cut down trees to make paper. Trees help fight climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
Shop your local farmers market. Food at the farmers market is usually grown locally, meaning it has to travel less to get to your home. This reduces the environmental impact of the food, which usually costs the same or less than you would pay at the grocery store.
Avoid disposables. It’s more environmentally friendly to drink from your own reusable water bottle than to buy bottled water, even if you recycle the disposables. You can also use reusable containers for food in place of plastic bags. You can also use beeswax wraps to cover your food instead of cling wrap. You’ll notice the cost savings!
Be more vigilant about how you run your home. Setting your air con a few degrees warmer in the summer and the heater in the winter can reduce energy use significantly. Also, wash your clothes in cold water and only run the dishwasher when completely full.
Make energy-efficient updates to your home. Installing solar panels or replacing doors and windows/adding insulation may reduce the amount of energy your home uses and cut your energy costs.
Celebrate April 22! For Earth Day this year, do something nice for the Earth, have fun and make a difference.
While you're in the mood to make a difference, donate to Verve Group's Food Drive HERE!
We're raising money to buy packets of pasta and bottles of passata for hungry Aussies. You can read more about our Food Drive here.