A lot of times when people hear the word sustainable, they don’t necessarily equate it with saving money. However, in a lot of ways, living sustainably can save you money in a multitude of manners.
If you want to save money while you save the planet, here are some ways you can get started.
A big part of living sustainably is not wasting anything, especially not throwing away things like plastic items. By reusing and re-purposing items, you can save yourself money because you don’t need to buy more things, you already have them! All you have to do is see what things you might be tempted to throw away and see how you can creatively reuse them.
Fast fashion might seem cheap at the time, but if your clothes are always getting holes and you need to buy more, eventually those costs add up. Instead, investing in clothes are made well so they will last over time and over trends, you save a lot in the long run.
Whether you want to go full out and give up your car or just stop using it as much, using sustainable transportation like walking, cycling, or public transit will save you so much money. Without a car, you don’t need to pay for insurance, and when you don’t use it a lot, you don’t have to pay as much in gas or maintenance.