Going green and saving money

March 17, 2017

 

Posted by CUInsight.com on March 17, 2017  by Wendy Bignon

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In the spirit of all things green, we’ve put together a list of four ways to “go green” in your life, to save the planet and save some cash.

 

Walk the walk

 

Instead of driving down to the gym for a work out, consider taking a walk instead. Not only will you save gas money, but you’ll also reduce the amount of pollution your car emits. Additionally, the less wear and tear you put on your vehicle, the more money you’ll save as a result of fewer repairs and tune ups. If you live too far from your frequent destinations, carpool with family, friends, or colleagues (or check out Divide the Ride or CarPool World) to split the often-high gas bills.

 

Install energy efficient light bulbs

 

Good Housekeeping found that by replacing your home’s incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), LEDs, or halogens you could save on average about 75% on your annual energy bill. Duke Energy is just one energy company that not only provides free LEDs, but will also conduct an in-home energy assessment at no charge.

 

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