Save a Buck Save the Environment

When talking about environmental issues , economics is always brought up as it’s counterpart. Many people believe that these two subjects tend to work against each other and that one must be chosen over the other. Though this may be accurate in describing situations that involve oil drilling, there are so many ways for people to choose not only to save or make money but also be green for the natural environment.

As I’ve mentioned before, if you’re looking to save money while you’re shopping for groceries, please bring your own bags with you. Most grocery stores will give you a discount just for not having to use their own bags to bag all the vegetables and ice cream you have in your cart. For some you’ll even save 10 cents per bag you bring so basically it’s a free coupon for just putting in minimal effort with your grocery habits.

So everyone has their guilty pleasures…mine happens to be a triple mocha Frapp delicious drink from the local Starbucks chain. This drink can cost me a couple bucks, however, if I bring in my own reusable cup I get 10 cents off my drink. For those who are frequent visitors of the establishment you know saving even 10 cents can be a big game changer overtime and all you have to do is make the decision to bring your own fancy cup with you.

Now if you’re looking to make money off of used items there’s a couple different options to choose from. I know people who reuse trash by making it into items to sell whether it’s wine bottle lamps or even metal sculptures from recycled steel there’s a lot to work with. However, if you’re anything like me and just don’t feel like being that creative by the time the day ends there are cities who will pay you for giving them certain items from your trash bin. I read a story about a young kid who made $30,000 a year because he took all his neighbors recycling and sold it back to his city. A little dedication that your neighbors lack could mean more money towards that next trip to Disneyland or savings account.

At the end of the day the biggest general term to take from this is “effort” due to me literally typing it several times. If you’re willing to put in that two seconds of thought everyday, not only will you make an impact for your wallet but also protect your local and international water creatures from facing more plastic pollution. I do believe that the environment and economic categories can actually be best friends rather than enemies if we can adapt this mindset. LETS GO WORLD! Check out my other links down below to learn more about how you can live each and everyday by Codegreen!

 

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Giving Love to My Indoor Plants

Giving Love to My Indoor Plants

So recently there’s been a new trend (that is bringing brought back from the grave) of having real plants inside homes. Yes, I do mean real plants. For the longest time there was a movement of people having fake plants made of plastic in their homes and I hated them. I hated how fake they looked and to me they’re a waste of material. From what I’ve been told people were buying the plastic posers because of the fear of not being able to take care of the real thing. I understand personally the frustration of buying a plant only for it to be marked with death from your touch but I encourage anyone to have living plants in their home. I know the plastic sometimes looks halfway decent but fake plants will never be able to give you the benefits of cleaning indoor air pollution in your home, helping with smell, and over all better look towards your decorating style. Overtime I’ve also learned more about plant maintenance which is an important skill to have when wanting to do future gardening and landscaping. Overall, I’m thankful for my plants and the joy they bring to me in my home. Check out the blog soon for new content and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel on YouTube so you can watch more videos on how to live each and everyday by Codegreen!

 

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Recycling Your Gently Used Bras

Recycling Your Gently Used Bras

There is an organization called the Bra Recyclers who will take your used bras that are still in good condition.  For those who don’t know, the fashion industry leaves a large carbon footprint on the planet and the textile industry in general wastes large amounts of water to produce clothing. There is also the argument that we women truly only wear a couple bras in their wardrobe compared to how many bras we actually buy. Instead of them being thrown away into the landfill they can be donated to the Bra Recyclers. Not only will this reduce waste but the bras themselves are donated to women and girls in shelters and natural disaster victims. You can help women who have rain from domestic violence, girls who have been save from sex trafficking, and people like those who lost their homes in the recent wildfires in California. I will link their website down below which will give you further instructions on what you need to do to donate your bras and help you find possible drop off locations. Honestly, what’s better than being eco-friendly and being able to help those in need (nothing). Check out my other links down below for my other social media and if you guys want me to find information on other topics always feel free to comment!

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Halloween Thrift 2018

Halloween Thrift 2018

Tis the season to be celebrate not only filling up on candy but to get the greatest deals in the greenest ways. I’m urging anyone who loves Halloween as much as I do to check out their local thrift store. I personally found some new decorations and there was an entire wall filled with costumes. This is great for those who don’t want to spend money on a ridiculous high price for a costume that may be worn once but who also don’t have time to design one. There are also options for those like me who like to throw together costumes from used pieces throughout the store. Below are pictures of some finds that save me money when I was searching for spooky items for my “Kinda Scary Halloween Party.”

Whether, it’s from old or modern there are so many cool things you can find if you just take the time to check out the local thrift stores in your area. Not only will you save money but you could find some interesting pieces that no one else will have. Being green is unique! Have fun out there Codegreeners and above all be safe on this haunted holiday. Check out my other links below and I can’t wait to blog again!

 

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Forming Eco Habits for the Future

Forming Eco Habits for the Future

One of the greatest decisions a person can make is to join the green side of life and choose to make greener choices for the planet. However, I know that this can be a frustrating process when you’re trying to establish newly found habits, so I’m here to tell you that it’s okay. There are plenty of times you will mess up and I personally still make mistakes when it comes to trying to live a greener life. There are many people who live the ultimate zero waste lifestyle through minimalism but that can be hard living in the city or having a large family. Starting with small habits such as using cloth bags at the grocery rather than using the single use plastic bags will make a difference. Small habits can than lead to bigger goals like creating all your own soaps or having completely no trash consumption in your household. The trick is just to remember that your effort is what can make a difference for the life in your area and around the world. Never forget that one small choice leads to big change. Check out my links down below for more Codegreen Media and thank you for reading!

 

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