7. Try Using Less Electricity At Home
It's funny how helping the environment usually goes hand in hand with saving money, doesn't it? There are quite a few ways to make sure that you're using less energy at home starting with washing clothes on cold water if possible (The Worldwatch Institute says 85 percent of the energy used for washing clothes goes to heating the water). Additionally, you can unplug appliances when they're not being used and turn off lights when leaving a room.
8. Borrow Rather Than Buy
There's lots of little things that we buy that can easily be borrowed instead. Things like books from the local library, or asking your friends for a spare pair of headphones that they might not be using (usually someone has extra). Instead of borrowing, you can always buy secondhand instead. Things like clothes, electronics, and other items can easily be purchased from a secondhand shop for a fraction of the price of buying them new.
9. Reduce Water Waste
One of the best ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle is by cutting back on the amount of water you're using. Showering is probably one of the biggest uses of water in a person's day. Make sure you have the water off while you're soaping up and, if you can, try and make those showers as short as possible. Other things like using a water filter for tap instead of buying water bottles can really make a big difference!
10. Recycle Your Car
This may sound strange but it's actually very true; recycling a car is one of the best things you can do to help the environment. Try purchasing a more eco-friendly car and, when you're ready to get rid of the old one, organizations like Wheels For Wishes! can help you recycle it. Wheels For Wishes is great because they auction off your car and donate the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish foundation. You then get a tax write off for the price of the car so it's a win-win!