Can Saving the Planet Help You Save Money? | St. Johns Bank

While Earth Day has come and gone, our team at St. Johns Bank wants you to realize that doesn’t mean we should stop taking action that benefits our environment—especially when doing so can even help us save money, too!

Feel Good About Saving Money and the Environment at the Same Time

First stop: the grocery store. How many of you are guilty of racking up a number of plastic bags every time you go to the grocery store—or any retail shop for that matter? Stop the madness by bringing your own reusable bags when shopping. Not only will this help the environment, but many large retail stores such as Target actually offer discounts when customers bring in bags of their own to use. While it might only be a few nickels here and there, those savings can add up over time. Just try it and see!

Second: your car. How can you limit the use of your car? Can you start taking public transportation? What about walking or biking? If your work is too far from your home to walk or bike there, what about carpooling? All of these options will help avoid some wear and tear on your car. Even carpooling can help you save on gas while eliminating emissions released into the environment with one less car on the road. However, if you are able to bike or walk to work, you are saving money, saving the environment, and improving your health and fitness levels. How great is that?!

Finally: Are you a coffee drinker? Chances are you’re shaking your head as you’re reading this. How many coffee cups are currently in your car’s floorboard or taking up residence in your trash can on a weekly basis? Switch to a reusable tumbler for your coffee. Starbucks even thanks you by saving you some money on your next cup of coffee!

Are you ready to store your savings in a more secure location? Contact St. Johns Bank today to learn why our savings account options are right for you and your money.