Nico Leyva writes for Nerdwallet, a consumer finance website that promotes financial literacy and looks for the best ways to save you money.
The importance of being green is often mentioned in regards to saving the world. You can do your part to decrease landfill, reduce carbon emissions, and clean up oceans and wildlife areas. But being green is also very important on an individual level. Being a green consumer can improve your personal financial standing, and by buying from local businesses, you can contribute to your community and help it grow. Your community isn’t just a city or a town; it’s a collection of all the economic and personal interests of everyone who lives there. By making conscious financial choices, you can help save the world and keep your unique community flourishing. Here are three ways to be a green consumer.