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Ways to Go Green & Save Green by Mind Map: Ways to Go Green & Save
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Ways to Go Green & Save Green

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Eat Smart

Add one meatless meal a week

Cost of meat at store is high

Buy organic, locally raised meat/eggs/dairy whenever possible

Purchashing from farmers keeps money in local economy

Watch videos about why local food and sustainable seafood are so great

Save water to save money

Take shorter showers

Install low-flow showerhead

These plants need minimal watering

Plant drought-tolerant native plants in your garden

Borrow instead of buying

Borrow library books instead of buying books

Saves money & ink and paper that goes into printing new books

Share power tools and appliances

Cut down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage

Keep electronics out of the trash.

Keep cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible

Donate or recycle electronics when time comes

E-waste contains mercury and other toxics, Becoming a growing environmental problem

Ask local government to set up electronics recycling and hazardous waste collection event

Less gas = more money & better health

Walk or bike to work

Improves your cardiovascular health

Reduces risk of obesity

Saves parking costs

Saves gas

Lobby local government to reduce traffic

Increase spending on sidewalks, Betters your health & reduces traffic

Increase spending on bike lanes, Betters your health & reduces traffic

Save Energy to Save Money

Set thermostat a few degrees higher in summer in summer to save on heating and cooling cost

Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in winter

Unplug appliances when you're not using them

Use "smart" power strip that senses when appliences are off and cuts engery use

wash clothes in cold water

Use drying rack or clothesline

Buy Smart

Buy in bulk

Food in bulk saves money and packaging

Wear clothes that don't need to be dry-cleaned

Saves money

Cuts down on toxic chemical use

Invest in high-quality products

Longer lasting

Won't need to replace as frequently, This means less waste