How to Save Money and Energy

How to save money and energy to keep the planet safe!

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Step 1: Buy Smart Price or Home Brand Things!

Buying smart price food and drinks can knock your shopping costs down intensely, which means you'll have more money to buy energy saving equipment, like solar panels, compost bins, recycling bins, and more.

Step 2: Just Plain Recycle

Recycle things like bottles, tins, newspapers, garden waste, used or old vegtables. and other recycleable materials, look for the recycle symbol on products to see if you can!

if you have kids, make a character and encourage your kids to recycle, play games and make videos of you helping the planet!

Step 3: Don't Drive!

Ride a bike, walk, run, take public transport to work or the shops.
Public transportation is vital in helping the world enhance safety and security, protect the environment and public health, and conserve energy.

The bus on the picture is a super good bus! it is eletric and runs on solar panels.

Step 4: Turn Power Off

turn your items off standby, TV's, computers, microwaves, ovens, washing machines and more. dont use lights in the day time and use energy saving lightbulbs.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the instructable. You got me thinking about this stuff again. :)

    Another tip is to grow your own fruits and veggies and can them. A packet of seeds can be as cheap as 50¢(£.30) or $4(£2.44) or more depending on what you buy. You can get more tomatoes from several plants than you could for that price at the grocery store. Canning is not as hard as it looks or sounds. Just follow the directions closely. And you don't need fancy equipment. They sell canning kits with the large pot and tools, but any large pot will do. As for the other stuff, you can find something that works just as good at a thrift store. The only time you need special equipment(that still isn't that expensive and will pay for it's self in the long run) is when you need to pressure seal. The only other expense is the canning jars. But once you get a set of jars(or more) the only thing you need to buy next year is lids and rings. Very cheap.

    Something else that a lot of people really don't realize is that even though your tv is off and the little standby light is lit. It's still using electricity. The tv is in a ready status so it doesn't take long to start up again. If you're not going to use an electronic device for a while, unplug it. Then it's using no power. I personally would not recommend unplugging a computer for any length of time because it then goes to the battery back up and if that battery dies you can loose all of your start up settings and your computer wont know how to start up.

    Another tip I would like to add is charging electronics(iPods, mp3 players, phones etc.) There are plenty of instructables on here how to make a solar charging device. Look into those.


    6 years ago on Step 4

    Good tips to save money and energy!. Many people don’t realize the electricity use that is actually being consumed by their family. It is important to make sure that they educate their kids to be conscious on saving energy and be proactive to help to protect the environment. Simple actions can make a difference, such as turning the lights off or using the dimmers, turning off the air conditioner and opening the windows during nice days, and using your dryer less.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Public Transport FTW!!! Trains and bike riding are always faster than cars in the city.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    your probably right rofl you know more than me im only 15 and it was for the enviroment competition... still


    10 years ago on Introduction

    One minor problem- economy products, especially food, are so cheap because they use economies of scale by centralising all the processing. This means that I might get vegetables grown an hour or two's drive away that were picked, flown to the middle of continental Europe or further to be packaged, then flown back to the UK, shipped to a supermarket distribution centre and then to my supermarket. Economy products are often bad for the environment, and especially with food buying local is much better from an environmental POV. Other than that your ideas are sound but could do with more detail.