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5 Easy Ways To Go Green! Save Money And The Environment!

It is easy and beneficial to you and the environment to go green! You might think it is expensive, but it will actually save you money!

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1. Save energy to Save Money

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* Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs.

* Unplug appliances when you're not using them.

* Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible.

3. Less gas = more money (and better health!).

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* Walk or bike to work. This saves on gas and parking costs while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk of obesity.

* Lobby your local government to increase spending on sidewalks and bike lanes.

4. Eat smart!

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* 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.

* Whatever your diet, eat low on the food chain. This is especially true for seafood!

5. Skip the bottled water!

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* 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.

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