15 Ways to Save Money While Going Green

Posted April 3, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Our friend Allie LeFevere is one of our absolutely can’t miss bloggers, and her article last week on “15 Tips to Save Money While Going Green” was inspiring! We all want to help the environment, but often environmentally friendly products and services are more expensive than those we’re used to.

Here are a few of our favorites on Allie’s list of 15 tips. To read the rest of Allie’s incredible tips in the article, click here.

Turn Off Computers: don’t just put them to sleep at night, actually shut them off. You will save an average of 4 cents/day — hey, that’s $14.60 a year!

Don’t Rinse: not your hair silly — your dishes.  Skip rinsing your plates before putting them into the dishwasher. You will save approximately 15 gallons of water per load. Heyo!

Don’t Pre-Heat: turn the oven on after you put the dish in, unless absolutely need — and look to see if it’s finished through that nifty little oven window instead of opening it and losing heat.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."