How to spend less

Ways to reduce outgoings (and be healthier and happier). Please send us more ideas.

Give up (or cut down on):

Take up (or do more):

cigarettes exercise
paying to watch sport playing sport
commuting by car walking or cycling to work; working from home
branded clothes shopping second-hand shopping; knitting; sewing; making clothes
buying booze making beer, wine or cider
supermarket food shopping growing veg; planting fruit trees & bushes; keeping chickens or bees; growing herbs; join or start a food co-op
buying jewellery making jewellery
employing tradespeople DIY
buying furniture making furniture
air conditioning opening the window
buying cleaning products making cleaning products
bottled water tap water
sunbeds and spray tans sunbathing
leisure time in shopping centres leisure time in nature
gambling baking bread (or just anything but gambling)
buying soaps & skincare products making soaps & skincare products
buying art making art
buying music making music
X-factor singing
reality TV reality
TV reading & socialising
theme park or package overseas holidays camping holidays in real nature, or WWOOFing
hotels couchsurfing
electric toothbrushes toothbrushes
golf walking
ready meals & processed food cooking & juicing or raw food
gadgets energy saving
driving cycling
flying not flying
computer games sports
credit card credit union
tumble dryers hanging washing out
buying xmas & birthday presents making xmas & birthday presents
ironing not ironing
proprietary software free / open source software
bank charges mutual credit

There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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