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With more and more people gaining conscience about helping the environment, there are different practices they are taking to go green that will also save them a few bucks every month. Let’s take a look at some ways to live a more environment-friendly lifestyle and cut costs:
- Switch to renewable energy: Look for green energy providers in your city, as renewables are now the cheapest form of electricity in many countries. Solar and wind energies are some of the most popular options that are now cheaper than power from new fossil fuels.
- Drive an electric car: Even though electric cars are not 100% emissions-free, as lithium-based and take more energy to manufacture than gas-powered cars, they do produce fewer polluting emissions over their lifetimes than gas-powered cars. Furthermore, a gasoline car can cost you $1,000 to $2,500 a year to fill up while it costs only $300 to $400 per year to charge an electric vehicle.
- Grow your own food: A home garden could be a good way to eat healthy and engage in a new hobby while saving costs at the supermarket and reducing your carbon footprint in your dinner.
- Switch to solar: Installing solar panels and other renewable energy resources requires a considerable upfront investment, but it will save you money in the long run thanks to a range of incentives from federal, state and local governments in some countries.