Saving Money = Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Not always, but frequently the things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint will also save you money. At the top of both lists: travel less.

Perhaps the biggest single thing individuals can do on their own is to fly less; just one or two fewer airplane rides per year can save as much in emissions as all of these other actions combined.

That’s pretty easy when it comes to vacation. There are plenty of things you could do in your own state that would involve less travel and cost. Avoiding travel might be harder when it comes to work, because sometimes there is no substitute for face time. But if you don’t need to be there, don’t go there. You’ll save money, time, and help the environment. [New York Times]