There is a common misconception that living a more sustainable life can come at a high price, but in fact, the opposite is true. More conscious consuming—renewing, reselling, recycling, reusing, repurposing— can lead to greater savings when you do the math.
Here are examples of how you can save via sustainable living:
Reusable products: Instead of living with disposable household items, buying high quality sustainable items that will last longer ends up saving you money.
Resale: No more use for furniture, apparel, accessories, gadgets, etc. at home? Selling these items through online marketplaces can put money back in your pocket when you’ve kept them in good condition.
Shop secondhand: Knowing what you are specifically looking for allows you to go find it on secondhand marketplaces and consignment or thrift stores, particularly items for kids and household goods.
Go green: If possible, consider renewable energy like solar panels, using an electric car or bike, or simple lifestyle choices like air drying your clothes as environmentally friendly solutions and will save you money on monthly expenses. For example, while installation of solar can be costly up front, it can save you money for years to come on your energy bill.