Smooth Sale-ing: Go green and save green

We’re all aware of the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. So in honor of Earth Day coming up on April 22, start thinking about saving money and the planet at the same time.

Reduce
Instead of buying a bulky case of water, invest in a sturdy, reusable water bottle. This saves you tons of money in the long run and allows you to reuse instead of using a new plastic bottle every day. The many free hydration stations on campus also let you refill your bottle.

Reuse
Instead of purchasing a best-selling book or buying the latest DVD, borrow it free from the library. The Pattee and Paterno libraries have a newly added leisure reading room that makes browsing for a light read easy. Downtown, the Schlow Centre Region Library also has a large selection of books and movies that you can check out for free.

Recycle
It’s that time again to begin spring-cleaning. Trade in unworn or gently used clothing to a consignment shop or donate it to the local Goodwill. Plato’s Closet (1526 N. Atherton St.) offers cash for your unwanted clothing and accessories. Handing in old clothes also makes room for new, springy items, too. Plato’s Closet also has great brand name items for sale, and plenty of sweet deals. Sign up for the State College newsletter and receive even more savings with exclusive deals and email offers.

Photo by Nina Abbott