Wondering how to live more sustainably and make an impact on the environment and in your community?Check out these tips to help you save money and improve your overall health and wellbeing while reducing your carbon footprint.
If you need a car, Good2Go is an electric carshare program located in Columbus Garage. They offer income-tiered hourly rates.
Use your purchasing power to buy second-hand, reduce packaging, and save money.
Buy second-hand at the Trash2Treasure sale, Goodwill in Roxbury, Boomerangs in JP and Cambridge, Buffalo Exchange in Brookline, Garment District in Cambridge or other second-hand shops.
Buy in bulk to reduce packaging.
Shop local and at Farmer’s Markets. Students eligible for SNAP (food stamps) receive extra dollars at Farmer’s Markets.
No one likes to see things go to waste.These tips will help youdecrease consumption, reuse where possible, and decrease the amount of materials sent to the landfill.
Plan your meals and learn how to cook with zero waste. Designate an area of your fridge as an “Eat Me First” section to ensure no leftovers go to waste.
The City of Boston offers two different options for composting. One with free curbside pickup for buildings with 6 or less units and one called Project Oscarthat has drop-off locations around the City.
Recycle right with these Specialty Recycling Resources:
Clothing & Textile: As of November 1, 2022 the City of Boston will not accept clothing and textiles in curbside trash.