5 Ways to go green

Team Egg | 04/01/2024

Without breaking the budget

At a Glance

Welcome to a world where being environmentally conscious doesn't break the bank!

Going green isn't just a trend; it's a smart choice that benefits both your wallet and our beautiful planet.

Sustainability doesn't have to break the bank. In fact, you can make a positive impact on our planet without emptying your wallet. It's all about embracing the philosophy of "working with what you've got" and being mindful of the things you bring into your life.

Looking for ways to be more eco friendly?

Join us as we explore how sustainable living and cost-saving harmoniously coexist.

  1. Refuse excess: The art of selective living Ever heard of the saying, "Less is more"? By adopting this mindset, you not only reduce waste but also save your hard-earned money. Swapping out those plastic bags for reusable ones and politely declining freebie items like pens and plastic utensils are fantastic ways to start. By saying no to what you don't need, you're not just decluttering your life; you're also taking a significant step towards a greener, more budget-friendly existence.

  2. Walk, ride a bike, or shift to an EV: Green commuting Looking to cut costs and carbon emissions simultaneously? Consider altering your commuting habits. Walking to nearby destinations, or dusting off that trusty bike can do wonders for your wallet and the environment. Reduced fuel consumption and fewer greenhouse gas emissions mean you're not just saving money but also contributing to cleaner air and a healthier planet. Although buying an EV will include an initial investment, used electric cars are becoming more affordable all the time and research from Compare the Market has shown the running costs of electric vehicle is now £528 cheaper on average than a petrol car.

  3. Use less water: The liquid gold strategy Water is a precious resource, and using it wisely is both eco-conscious and cost-effective. Shortening your showers, installing low-flow showerheads, and making the most of your energy-efficient dishwasher are all steps in the right direction. When it comes to laundry, wait until you have a full load, skip heated water when unnecessary, and minimise tap running time. These minor adjustments can lead to significant savings.

  4. Embrace the art of thrifting: Sustainable meets affordable Who said eco-friendly fashion had to be expensive? Embrace the world of thrifting, where affordability meets sustainability. Buying secondhand, whether in person or via online thrift stores, not only saves you money but also reduces the demand for new clothing production. A typical clothing item is worn only seven times before it's discarded. Thrifting offers a world of high-quality, like-new items that breathe new life into your wardrobe while keeping perfectly good clothes out of landfills.

  5. Turn down your thermostat: Savings in every degree Did you know that a single degree can make a significant difference, both in your heating bill and your carbon footprint? Turning down your thermostat by just one degree can save you between £60 to £80 a year on heating costs, according to the Energy Saving Trust. But it's not just your wallet that benefits; you'll also save the planet approximately 300kg of CO2. So, snuggle up in a cosy sweater, adjust that thermostat, and revel in the warmth of both savings and sustainability.

Going green doesn't have to be costly or complicated. These five budget-friendly tips prove that making eco-conscious choices is not just a responsible move but also a rewarding one.

As you embark on this journey to reduce your carbon footprint, remember that every small action counts. The planet will thank you, and your wallet will too. So, let's take these steps together, and with each stride, we get closer to a greener, more sustainable tomorrow.

Curious about living a sustainable lifestyle? Check out our resources at Egg Cracking Energy and how our solutions can help on your Solar or EV journey. Discover how you can take even more steps toward a greener, brighter future for all of us.

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