I see a lot on social media about how expensive being green is and it really doesn’t need to be. A lot about being green for us as a family is buying less and saving money. If you want to be green but feel you can’t afford it you might be surprised to find out that you can actually SAVE money by being green!
Try buying no new clothes for a month, then see if you can stretch it longer. Instead experiment with the wardrobe you already have or look into buying pre-loved. You won’t be spending money on any new clothes or adding any to landfill.
Meal plan and use up any leftovers. It’s good for your wallet and the environment by creating less food waste.
Swap to a bar of soap, simple and effective.
See if switching energy providers to a green provider will save you money on your tariff.
Take your lunch and water bottle with you. It will save you £100’s over the year and stop you from having to buy disposables!
Consider eating less meat, your shopping bill will be cheaper and you will be having less of an impact. You could even have a go at growing your own vegetables.
Learn how to mend clothes. It will save you having to buy new and make the clothes you have last longer.
Walk or cycle when you can rather than driving and save on petrol as well as reducing your carbon footprint.
Bring your own shopping bags so you don’t need to get and pay for a plastic one.
Make your own natural cleaning products with a few cheap and simple ingredients and without the chemicals and endless plastic bottles.
Turn electrical items off rather than leaving them on standby. If you do this consistently it will save you money and be good for the planet too.
Don’t keep the tap running whilst shaving or brushing your teeth. It will save you money on your water bill and stop water waste.
You can also look into getting a water butt to collect rainwater to water your plants and garden rather than water from the tap.
Have you tried any of these simple ways of being green to save money? I would love to know if you have any more ideas?