save your money and your planet

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fix your "broken" stuff

For the ford 2001 Taurus station wagon, the serpentine belt costs $20 but many places will charge you $100 to replace it. This means that you would save $80 by replacing it yourself. you can save more money by fixing things and by replacing broken parts instead of the entire thing. The car at the top costs $5 000 instead of a $20 part if you were to buy an entirly new car. Fixing your stuff will save your money and your planet.

the other two Rs

reduce: simply buy less (this costs less) and save resources

recycle: you can put certain things like metals, paper, glass, wood, and certain plastics to save the planet. more on that behind this link:

what else can we do

to give incentive to buy efficient cars, we could pass a carbon tax, we could also have recycling laws like their are in Germany.

what we could do on a personal level is turn off lights, take shorter showers, recycle everything you can, and buy only what you are going to use.


"How to Reuse Everyday Items." YouTube. How Cast, n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013.