We hear a lot about “going green” these days. If youʼve been wondering how you can do your part, youʼll be happy to find that there are ways you can save money while helping to save the environment. You may be surprised by how small changes can add up.
You can also make changes that are both eco-friendly and economically sound when it
comes to food. These mainly involve maximizing leftovers and minimizing waste. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that people end up throwing away 30 percent of the groceries they buy. Storing food in air-tight, glass containers labeled with a date can help decrease how much of your food—and money—winds up in the trash.
A few more easy ways to save some green while going green:
Consider what you can do with all the money you save: Add extra dollars to your emergency fund or save more for retirement. We know that since women generally live longer than men and can struggle to make ends meet later in life, every little bit helps. Helping yourself while helping the environment is a win-win.