Apartment living is hard enough as it is, but if you want to try to live an eco-friendly lifestyle it can be exhausting. But there’s still plenty of things you can do to help the environment while running errands if you get creative.
Tip #1: Get A Full Load
We don’t often think about how wasteful we are by doing things in parts. When you’re doing laundry, for example, always do a full load so you’re maximizing the washing machine’s use of water and power. The same is true for your dishwasher if you have one. Keep your fridge and freezer full, too, because that means it will be using less energy to cool empty air.
Tip #2: Bring in Some Greenery
Living in an apartment means your air is close, so make sure it’s fresh. Bring in some plants to add color, scrub out bad smells, and help suck CO2 out of the atmosphere. If you’ve got a balcony, turn it into a garden in the sky.
Tip #3: Use Cold Water Whenever You Can
If you don’t need hot water, don’t waste the energy heating it. Whether you’re washing your clothes or doing the dishes, room temperature is just fine. If you want really cold water to drink, keep a glass pitcher in the fridge for convenience.
Tip #4: Buy Local
When you buy locally produced goods, you’re putting your money back into the local economy. More importantly, though, you’re sending a message that you don’t want to buy stuff that was trucked to your area, blasting out emissions and using a lot of energy to get it to your store. Those decisions matter.
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