Simple changes in your daily life can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint, a win-win for your pocket and the planet.
Join these well-being challenges:
- Canada Well-Being Go Green Challenge, March 13 – 26: Track anything from the Planet category on the Sprout platform and earn 50 points per week towards your Q1 rewards — up to $25 in gift card rewards. (Remember to record all your activities by the March 31 Q1 deadline.)
- Global Well-Being Flex Your Financial Fitness Challenge, March 16-24: To show off your money muscles in our first-ever global financial well-being challenge, register for a personal account on WellBeingAtAECOM.com by March 16 and opt in to receive emails. Beginning March 16, a financial well-being activity will be emailed to you each business day. Complete all seven activities by March 24 for a chance to win a $25 Tango gift card and earn a digital badge for your WellBeingAtAECOM.com account.
Try these ways to save money while saving the planet:
- Unplug electronics. Energy consumption can often be attributed to phantom energy usage, which happens when electronics are left plugged in even when they are fully charged or aren’t in use. Unplug to help reduce energy and save you money.
- Say no to plastic. Plastic water bottles are expensive and wasteful. When you carry a reusable water bottle, your wallet and the planet will thank you.
- Replace light bulbs with LEDs. LED light bulbs use up to 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than standard light bulbs (up to 10 years!). They save you money by saving energy and lowering your electric bill. Buy them on sale and swamp our your standard bulbs.
- Use washable rags instead of paper towels. Millions of pounds of paper towels are wasted every day. Try to use more washing rags instead (throw them in with another load of laundry). You’ll save trees and keep all that paper out of our landfills.
- Don’t be afraid to borrow — and not just from your local library. Ask your neighbor to borrow a ladder, power tool or even a baking pan. You avoid spending money and won’t waste all the heavy packaging that comes with new products.
- Install a programmable thermostat. Reduce your heating and cooling bills by resetting your thermostat when asleep, on vacation or even away from your home for the day. You could see big savings on your energy bill and help reduce pollution.
- Upgrade old appliances. Extending the life of an appliance doesn’t save money. Instead, purchase energy and water efficient appliances — like microwaves, refrigerators and air conditioners — to help lower your electric bill.
This list is just a start. See more ways to save money by going green and learn how AECOM is helping deliver a better world through our environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) strategy.