Sustainable investing is more popular now than ever. In 2019 investors put $21.4 billion into sustainable mutual funds. In just the first half of this year, almost the same amount was invested ($20.9 billion) in sustainable funds1. The momentum is growing!
When it comes to sustainable living, there are always things we can do. I have a few tips below that are pretty easy and can even save you money.
- Send old furniture to an organization that can use it.
- Just this week I passed two houses with great furniture out front for the trash. Some organizations will pick up furniture if you call them. A service called Good Drop picks furniture up for free and delivers to a few organizations.
- Enjoy a charitable deduction on your taxes and feel good thinking of the new families who will enjoy your items.
- Do an Energy Audit on your home
- I just did one of these and found out we had so much outside air coming inside we qualified for a big rebate from the energy company to fix the problem.
- Increase comfort levels in your home for all those times we’ll be watching streaming shows this winter.
- Buy “new” clothes on cool new websites like Depop and Thredup, or go visit your local Goodwill or Salvation Army store.
- The clothes are not new but are in great shape and you can really liven up your closet.
- Put together a cool retro look… or not.
1 “Sustainable Investing Can Be Blurry”, Wall St. Journal, page B10 September 8, 2020.