By Mary Mazzoni on Apr 29, 2013

5 Green Apps That Make You Money

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If your budget could use some extra wiggle room, why not use those green habits to fatten your wallet as well as lighten your footprint? From cashing in on recyclables to renting out your parking space, check out these five green apps that make you money.

Photo: OnStar

Photo: OnStar

1. RelayRides

If you own a car but don’t use it on a daily basis for eco reasons, you could make a pretty penny by sharing with your neighbors.

Peer-to-peer car sharing networks like RelayRides connect people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. And you could be making as much as $1,000 a month by loaning out your wheels, according to the company.

Just answer a few quick questions about your car and start a listing for free. Once you’re approved, simply pick the dates and times that your car is available, set the price and start selecting renters. If your car has OnStar technology, you can even unlock it remotely once the reservation time begins.

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