Put aside money you save from sustainable behaviours

Put aside money you save from sustainable behaviours to help encourage you to do more.

Why the contribution is important

Saving money on things like reduced energy costs could mean you could save it for the future and/or invest it into other actions to help the environment.

by Yvonne_CEC on April 07, 2020 at 11:51AM

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  • Posted by ryanb July 31, 2020 at 09:07

    Since May when I managed to find a cheap bike and cycling equipment, I have seen my savings skyrocket due to cancelled Direct Debits. I have cancelled my passes for city buses and the cinema as I have been using neither lately and won't any time soon! This has saved me around £70 a month, which is crazy in the best way!

    I have it in my head that the money I am saving now will contribute towards a new and improved bike which will help me keep physically and mentally fit, travel efficiently, and reduce my carbon footprint.
  • Posted by Yvonne_CEC September 09, 2020 at 09:54

    That's inspiring that you are saving so much each month. Is this something you think you will maintain in the longer term, whilst the economy starts to ease again? Any tips or update on this?
  • Posted by Mmunro49 January 22, 2021 at 16:05

    Ryan brilliant job. You are having a new experience of life while using your money to build the infrastructure to continue to have bigger and better experiences:)

    I’m not sure the focus is really on saving money, though Yvonne.

    For example I’ve had an allotment for years. During that time I could sit and count the money I’ve saved by growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. But I never have. Why? Because I have many new friends who grow with the same ethos. Because I have learned how to garden:) Because I have eaten tasty tomatoes you cannot buy in the supermarket:) Because I have learned an entirely new language of self sufficiency and community. I could go on and on.

    On the other hand I have no poverty. Poverty stops us having the joined up thinking that allows us the experiences that we need. A universal living wage will one day sort that out. But until then ....

    If you have money spend it on creating the infrastructure of your experience, like Ryan and I then do it;)

    If you’ve got more than enough then consider handling it over to reduce/ rid the world of poverty.
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