Be green and save
By being environmentally friendly, you can save money on the cost of your bills.
- Public transport
Translink offer reduced travel fares such as their Metro Smartlink tickets and travel cards. Seniors citizens (60 and over) can travel for free. Visit www.translink.co.uk for more information.
- Alternative travel
Cut the cost of travel by walking the children to school, cycling to work or car sharing.
- Save car fuel
Save fuel by cutting your speed. Turn off the air conditioning, keep your tyres fully inflated and take off the roof rack if you're not using it. These steps will help to save fuel.
Reduce, reuse and recycle
- De-clutter your house
If you want to de-clutter your house, and make some money at the same time, why not take part in a car boot sale, use buy and sell websites or sell your goods in your local free paper? If you don't want to sell your stuff, then take it to your local charity shop.
- Reuse items
Reuse items such as wrapping paper and gift bags. Also, why not swap magazines and books with friends?
- Reusable shopping bag
Some shops now charge for plastic bags so make sure to take a reusable shopping bag with you when you go shopping. Some shops also reward you for reusing bags.
- Home composters
Home composters are used to recycle garden waste and some food waste. You can buy one of our composters online for just £5.
- Check out our being green section for lots more tips and ideas on living a greener lifestyle and saving money at the same time!