Save the World While Saving Money
Let’s face it: we only have one world, so we need to take care of it. While it may seem that one person can’t do much to stop pollution, global warming, and other major blights that are destroying our planet the real fact is we can. By making simple choices every day we can each do our part in making the world a better place for the generations that follow. Here are some simple ways you can make a difference in the shape of the world:
Recycle. Find the nearest recycling center and find out what they accept, then set up a small recycling center in your home. A few boxes or bins is all it takes to lower the trash in our landfills, and once you start it will quickly become a habit.
Shop smart. Look for companies that are sweatshop free and use ethical manufacturing, such as American Apparel. Check out the company websites to see whether they are committed to the earth-friendly production and patronize the companies you like. Before you shop look for deals such as an American Apparel coupon to save some extra money.
Use eco-friendly products. Make it a habit to carry reusable cups in your car so you have one handy when you pick up your daily coffee. Stop buying water in single-serve plastic bottles; instead, buy reusable bottles and a water filter. Make it a habit to avoid buying plastic and Styrofoam whenever possible, and look for recycled products instead.
Cut your fuel consumption. Combine driving trips as much as possible, install a programmable thermostat, and insulate your home to cut heating fuel use and costs.
Be an activist. Spread the word, consider joining or starting a local conservation group, and teach others to think about lowering their carbon footprint. When you find a company like American Apparel that is committed to making a difference share the website on social media so your friends can support their effort. If you have kids in school ask their teachers to start a recycling campaign in school.