1. Take a break from driving; Walk more, ride bicycle, use public transportation, carpool or telecommute.
2. Check out your local library; borrow books as opposed to spending money buying them. Grab an armful of books from your local library, and check them all out for free. If you can walk or ride bikes to the library, that’s an added bonus, saving money on gas. Borrowing books will also help save trees. Forgot to mention that you can also check out DVD's.
3. Use cloth napkins;
According to Green Guide Magazine, you can save $1.68 per week by switching from paper to cloth napkins… and you’ll also be saving the earth from all that waste!
4. Kick the bottled water habit; Hopefully you’ve kicked the bottled water habit, but it’s worth saying it again if you haven’t, you should turn to the tap or filtered water system ASAP! You’ll save a mad money and you’ll keep disposable bottles out of landfills.
5. Air-dry your clothes
6. Replace bathroom and kitchen sink facets with low-flow models.
7. Install low-flow shower heads.
8. Go from 500 sheets of 0% recycled computer to 200 sheets of 100% recycled paper.
9. Drive less aggressively — don’t accelerate and brake rapidly.
10. Drive the speed limit.
11. Keep the tires on your car adequately inflated. Check them monthly.
12. Drive 10 miles less per week.
13. Watch that idle time. Letting your engine idle for more than 30 seconds will burn more gasoline than restarting the engine, so turn the engine off if you expect a lengthy wait. Instead of idling at a drive-through for several minutes, park the car and go inside.
14. Map out your errands. Do multiple errands on the same morning or afternoon and plan out your trip ahead of time. Consolidate drives to locations that are close to each other. If possible, park your car in one spot and walk when you get there.
15. Replace an old computer, monitor, and printer with new Energy Star ones.
16 . Replace your old washing machine with a new Energy Star one.
17. Recycle all steel (”tin”) cans, aluminum cans, and glass containers.
18. Take one less short domestic round-trip flight this year.
19. Take one less cross-country round-trip this year.
20. Use washable plates and utensils for takeout dinners and parties instead of paper and plastic goods.
21.Unplug electronics when you’re not using them.
22. Turn out the light when you leave the room.
23. Shut down your computer and peripherals each night.
24. Run the clothes washer with only full loads.
25. Wash your clothes in cold water.
26. Run the dishwasher with only full loads and let dishes air-dry.
27. Take showers instead of baths.
28. Take shorter showers.
29. Buy products in the largest size you can use to avoid excess packaging.
30. Buy a the Smart Power Strip
31. Wait A Day: One of the very best things you can do for the environment is to buy less stuff. So use the 24-Hour rule the next time your at the store: if you see something you like, wait 24 hours before you buy it. Nine times out of ten, you will have forgotten all about it before you even get home!
32. Control Your Temp: Adjust your thermostat by a measly three degrees and open a window (or throw on a sweater in cold weather) instead to save a fortune on your annual energy bill.
When eyeing food choices and the benefits of eating wisely, you can clearly see the health benefits outweighing the cost of poor nutrition to your body and the environment. With a little planning peeps can save money while livin' greener, and eating organically and healthier.
33. Go food shopping after a meal.
34. Look at weekly sales flyer’s and plan your list to include sales and coupon items.
35. For extra savings, buy multiple quantities to stock up on select items on sale.
36. Buy organic produce on sale—cut up and freeze what you don’t use.
37. Look for reduced packaging, packaging that’s recyclable and made from recycled materials.
38. Buy in bulk or larger sizes to reduce packaging.
39. Buy earth-friendly household cleaning products. These are often concentrated so you can get more for your money.
40. Look for organic health and beauty products on sale or with coupons, and stock up on your favorite products.