Molly Dietz

Apr 27 2016

Sustainable Savings: Save Money, Save the Planet

sustainable savings tips for financial literacy month
This is the final in a 5-part series on sustainable savings. Not only is April Financial Literacy Month, but we’re also reminded to protect the environment on April 22nd during Earth Day. In an effort to combine efforts of both financial literacy and environmental sustainability, I wanted to share tips on how to both save money and save the planet at the same time.

As we celebrate Financial Literacy Month and Earth Day this April, I want to recap ways you can save money and save the planet in our sustainable savings series including: water conservation tips; ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle; energy conservation tips; and personal ways you can give back to Mother Earth. Get a quick overview of each if you want to learn more.

Easy Water Conservation Tips

Conserving water helps prevent water pollution in nearby rivers, streams, and lakes. Small, simple changes can achieve a large impact with water conservation. Not only will you be saving the planet, but you’ll be saving money at the same time.

Read more easy water conservation tips.

Easy Resource Conservation Tips

Resource conservation means reducing, reusing, and recycling. By purchasing less, you’ll spend less and also use fewer resources. There are several small changes you can make to save money while reducing your footprint on our planet.

Read more easy resource conservation tips.

Easy Energy Conservation Tips

Energy conservation and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand. By making small changes in how you use energy, you can make impactful reductions and save on your utility bill.

Read more for easy energy conservation tips.

Personal Ways to Give Back

Traditionally, Earth Day has been synonymous with planting trees, but there are other personal ways you can give back if you don’t have a place to plant a tree. Being environmentally conscious is good for our planet as well as your wallet.

Read for how you can give back after Earth Day.

Sustainable savings are something you can do throughout your life. Small habits can turn into lifestyle changes and allow you to lessen your footprint on our planet. Let’s keep this conversation going by sharing your ideas and tips for saving the planet while saving money in the comments below!

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Molly Dietz

About Molly Dietz

Molly Dietz is a Digital Banking Officer at the Hills Bank location in Hills, IA. She has been with Hills Bank since 2003 helping customers with their banking needs. Molly is an active member of the City High School Alumni Association and is an avid Hawkeye sports fan. Molly can be reached at

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