Going green saves the planet and the green in your wallet

By: Sarah Rodts Email
By: Sarah Rodts Email

In South Bend on Sunday, it was all about going green while saving the green in your wallet.

The League of Women Voters and the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center hosted the "Be Green to Save Green" event.

Children made diagrams showing ways to save the planet while reducing, reusing, and recycling.

The event also provided information to low income families on how to save money with everyday actions like using cloth tote bags when buying groceries and using rain barrels.

Organizers wants to show people that it doesn't have to take a lot of work to help save the planet, and your hard earned money.

“What I found interesting is things that a lot of us do on a regular basis, like riding our bike instead of driving or buying local food, those are all things than can help reduce our carbon foot print,” said Kathleen Petitjean, who organized the event.

Attendees also had the chance to write Senator Richard Lugar, encouraging him to support climate change legislation.

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