Part of being a boss babe is giving back, both to your community and to our planet. And believe it or not, going green can actually save you some green.
My husband and I have committed to living an eco-friendly life. Not only is this saving us money, but it's better for the environment. Sometimes being green can be more costly in the beginning, but in the long-term it will be cost-effective.
I look at the world and see how much as human we waste, but I think if we can do our part then hopefully that can make a difference. Here are some easy steps you can take to living more eco-friendly while saving money at the same time.
Invest In Reusable Bags
One of the best steps you can take to help our planet is to use reusable grocery bags instead of plastic. We do our best to avoid having plastic bags and bring our own recycled bags to the Farmer's Market and grocery store. Paper bags can cost you as little as 30 cents, and one reusable bag saves you from wasting up to 700 plastic ones.
Here's a Bright Idea
Another easy way to live a greener life is replacing your average lights with LED bulbs. It both lowers the energy use of your home and saves you money. 75% of the lights in our home are LEDs, and we love them. They’re brighter than the average bulb, too, so we can use less lights at one time, saving even more money.
Develop a Green Thumb
Did you know that households that grow their own veggies, fruits, and herbs can save up to $600 annually? If you aren’t used to gardening, you can start simple. Pick your favorite veggie and watch it grow.
Take a Look at Your Vehicle
Replacing your vehicle for a more eco-friendly car may seem way more expensive than keeping a gas guzzler, but that isn’t really true. On average, an eco-friendly car can save you 20-35% on gas. Over time those costs can really add up.
We have an electric car, and once my car gives out we will also purchase another electric car and no longer have gas cars. Our dream is for our retirement home to being leed approved or as close to 100% green/sustainable as possible.