Going green doesn’t have to mean living off the land and foregoing any or all modern conveniences. It also doesn’t require drastic steps or home improvements to save a few bucks while lessening your environmental impact. When it comes to reducing your personal carbon footprint, small steps can lead to big results. You might not save the world or even thousands of dollars, but by making a few small changes you can reduce your waste contribution and save money while doing it.
Here are seven simple ways businesses can be greener and save money. Eliminating Styrofoam and going paperless are just the tip of the iceberg!
Did you know that 30+ minutes of biking per day lowers women’s risk of breast cancer? Or how about three hours of biking per week reduces risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%? Check out this infographic to learn more about the benefits of incorporating more biking into your daily travel!
It’s important to do everything we can to go green and save money, especially during the holidays. Luckily, you don’t have to give in to conventional gift wrapping! You can use a variety of things in your home and special eco-friendly products to reduce your environmental impact this year.
Though becoming environmentally friendly has become hugely trendy in recent years, it’s a trend I can definitely get behind. Every little bit of progress is better than none, and luckily, it’s been easier than I thought to make small changes in my life that eliminate landfill waste and help preserve natural resources. Three of the easiest changes involved switching from paper products to fabric replacements.
Whether your current house is old and outdated and it’s time to make a change, or you’ve decided to buy a home and renovate it before your big move, it’s time to start planning your renovations. It’s becoming increasingly important every day to make eco-conscious decisions, and there are plenty of things to keep in mind to ensure your renovation is as green as possible.
A handful of innovative folks have been on a quest to create and source more sustainable building materials. It’s no surprise their search has confirmed that humans produce an awful lot of waste. So, in addition to sustainability, the new materials and products they’ve developed are based on waste.
An important part of thinking green is reducing the amount of waste we produce. An overlooked element of what makes something “eco-friendly” is its decomposition rate. It’s surprising to find out those conveniences we use every day stick around so long after we’re done with them, especially compared to their just-as-convenient alternatives.
Building a new home is an exciting process, and incorporating or making a completely energy-efficient home offers you a ton of great benefits. With real estate trends pointing to more demand for these types of homes, you can put yourself in a good selling position later in the future and enjoy saving money while you live there.
It’s official! Quicken Loans has introduced a new option for their clients to “go green” with paperless statements. This allows clients to access their statements online via their MyQL account instead of receiving a mortgage statement through the mail. Not only is this service completely free, but there are a ton of benefits that arise from going green with paperless statements! Here are some of the perks included with paperless statements!