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Learn to fix things. The best way to do this is to just start fixing things that are already broken.

Too many things are thrown out because the owner did not know how to fix it and it was cheaper to by a new one that to have it fixed professionally. I see all these shows on TV now where people are “greenafying” their homes by doing a full demo to a perfectly good home and replacing everything thing with brand new “green” products. Soooo much waste! Often the greenest thing you can do is extend the life of what you already have or revive something that someone else has already discarded. It’s also a great way to save money.

Fixing things and selling them is also a way to make money (not just save it) and keep things out of landfills. It’s not gonna get you suburban green points like having a bank of solar panels, but taking the time to get some basic repair skill will help the environment and save you money for a lifetime.