Save Money By Becoming More Environment Friendly

Posted by Fitz Villafuerte under Money Saving Tips, News and Events on October 15, 2009

It’s Blog Action Day today.

This is the day when bloggers around the world unite to write about a single topic. For 2009, the theme is Climate Change.

And just like last year’s Blog Action Day on Poverty, I choose to give some simple and practical advice on how we can help solve this global issue.

In the past, I’ve written several posts that can help you save money – and if you think about it, most of them will not only give you some extra cash; but they can also reduce your impact on the environment.

Isn’t it good to know that by being frugal, you can also do something to help our planet?

Let’s now look back at some of these “green” money saving tips.

Recycle
Projects such as Trash To Cash by SM Supermalls can turn your junk into profit. Try to see if there are recycling markets in your area.

Learn about perceived obsolescence
Another way to reduce the waste we produce is to learn about the concept of perceived obsolescence. You can learn more about Perceived Obsolescence here but in simple words, it just means NOT replacing stuff, specially gadgets, that still work just because there’s already a better model.

Save gas
When you buy fuel efficient vehicles, drive with practical sense and use your car less often, then you help reduce the carbon dioxide emissions to our environment. There’s actually a lot more you can do. Here’s a couple of posts I wrote:

Save electricity
When you use less electrical energy, you do not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you help conserve one of the most valuable non-renewable energy that we have. Learn how to save energy at home with these articles:

I guess that’s it. I hope I was able to inspire you today to do more for our environment.

Lastly, I’d like to share with you this video on Blog Action Day 2009. If you’re up to more reading about Climate Change, then you can check out their website and see what other bloggers wrote about today.

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9 Responses to “Save Money By Becoming More Environment Friendly”


  1. Ria says:

    You can also save money by bringing your own tumbler to coffee shops 🙂 Plus you get to save the earth! win win situation!!! I think it there’s one thing I have to learn to do, however, is not not fall into that perceived obsolescence trap….especially with all the nice gadgets coming out all the time!

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  3. dimaks says:

    i agree on the perceived obsolescence thing. sometimes luxury overtakes very badly. great tips and articles to read.

  4. Angel Cuala says:

    This is another very useful post, Fitz.

    I believe that it is now time to unite to save Mother Earth, and we as parents should do this for our children.

    By the way, I am glad that I was able to participate to. Actually, I almost forgot it and your post was a good reminder to me.

    Thanks!

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  6. This is a good post Fitz! We really need to save our environment now before it’s too late. Climate change is already haunting us is with typhoons and calamities.

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  8. rObrak says:

    Thank you for a good article post. It was filled with relevant information. As an addition, we should bring our own packed lunch with us in our work. Through this we can lessen our daily expenses and we can able to save our money. We should also consider what we’ll use for our lunch container. We should choose an eco-friendly product because its safe, long lasting and reusable. I think this will be a great way to save our environment.

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