Why is it so expensive to "go green"? Cost doesn't just deter folks from getting involved in outdoor activities and adventures, but from going "green." Let's face it, it's a privilege to be able to focus on earth-green instead of money-green. Lots of my friends share articles all the time on things you can easily do, but they almost always cost $$ and sometimes a lot of it - everything from recyclable bamboo toilet paper and installing solar lights, to buying bulk at Whole Paycheck Foods (their food is amazing, just expensive for a lot of folks). It's easy to say not to use one-off plastics when you don't live in Flint, MI and rely on bottled water. Even the blue recycle bags required by many cities cost anywhere from .25 to .40 cents a bag. It adds up, and quickly. Luckily, though, there's lots of things you can do that will help the environment AND not cost you big bucks. Check out some ideas below:
- Cutting down on single use plastics:
- At home:
- Out...or In...with the Old
Obviously, this list is FAR from exhaustive. And it's never about doing it all, or doing it perfectly - it's about doing what you can, when you can. If you can afford the big-ticket green items, go for it, if not, then implement what you're able to without breaking the bank. Going greener doesn't have to be privilege, we just make it seem like that.
What are some ways you've implemented affordable "green" or "sustainable" changes in your life/home?
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