10 ways you can go green without going broke

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World Environment Day, which takes place on June 5th every year, is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness for the protection of environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues, from marine pollution and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

But on a personal level, if you are wondering how you can help out to make this universe a better place, without getting overwhelmed and broke, then take a look at these pointers which you can implement in your daily life to save the environment. After all, it takes is a lot of minor changes to make a really big difference.

– Sources: Wikipedia and She Knows; Pictures: Pixabay

<p>Your computer may go to sleep, but it’s still sucking up energy. Turn your computer and monitor off at the end of the day. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Your computer may go to sleep, but it’s still sucking up energy. Turn your computer and monitor off at the end of the day.

<p>Cancel your newspaper subscription and read the news online instead. Also, buy e-books instead of paperbacks. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Cancel your newspaper subscription and read the news online instead. Also, buy e-books instead of paperbacks.

<p>Try not to use too much of air conditioning. Use it only during peak sunny hours like afternoons. Instead, invest in a good energy-saving ceiling fan. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Try not to use too much of air conditioning. Use it only during peak sunny hours like afternoons. Instead, invest in a good energy-saving ceiling fan.

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<p>Carpool your way to work. It’s a great way to reduce carbon footprint and traffic while saving energy, fuel and money. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Carpool your way to work. It’s a great way to reduce carbon footprint and traffic while saving energy, fuel and money.

<p>Avoid taking and using plastic bags from the grocers, carry your own cloth or canvas tote bag. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Avoid taking and using plastic bags from the grocers, carry your own cloth or canvas tote bag.

<p>Take time off from your devices and go for a hike with family and friends. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Take time off from your devices and go for a hike with family and friends.

<p>Shop for eco-friendly products, when it comes to clothes, skin care, makeup and even home decor. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Shop for eco-friendly products, when it comes to clothes, skin care, makeup and even home decor.

<p>Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins for meals. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins for meals.

<p>Take your own mug to the coffee shop — some shops will even give you a discount for bringing your own cup. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Take your own mug to the coffee shop — some shops will even give you a discount for bringing your own cup.

<p>Make it a point to recycle everything you can, from paper to plastic. </p>
10 ways you can go green without going broke

Make it a point to recycle everything you can, from paper to plastic.

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