Going green can often save you money. In my article “Eco Friendly Does Not Have to Mean More Work” I gave the following list of easy things your company can do to be green. Good news! This same list can also save you money. o Do you recycle anything rather than pay to haul it to the dump? o Do you use natural light rather than only rely on electric lights? o Do you check the air pressure in your company vehicles’ tires to help improve gas mileage? o Do you suggest people turn the light off as they leave your restrooms? o Do you print some documents back to back? o Do you let any of your employees telecommute, thus saving gas? o Have you planted any trees around your business? o Do you turn your thermostat up in the summer and down in the winter when your business or company is closed? o Plus more Do you wonder how planting trees can save you money? This one is for long range thinkers but depending on where you plant them - as they mature they: o Provide cooling – reducing air conditioning costs, o Give protection from winds (assuming the wind does not blow them over), o Give some protection from things like hail, and o Might be the perfect sitting spot to come up with your next big money saving/making idea. Well, it is true, some cost savings are more direct than others but many things you do can serve both the environment and your bottom line.