When Kermit the Frog sang, “It’s Not Easy Being Green” he was musing about the difficulty of blending in with leaves and other ordinary things. Today, articles, blogs and advertisements extol the ease of green living with eco-friendly and environmentally attractive items available for everyone interested and searching for ways to “go green.”
For the apartment dweller searching for ways to leave a smaller carbon footprint or environmentally friendly do-it-yourself ideas, you do not have to look far. Advice on topics ranging from switching to sustainable materials, or eco-friendly lighting to “green” apartment communities is just as close as your fingertips. In fact, finding the right “green” community provides the ideal jump-start for your conversion to green living. Green community living makes it easier to find decorating and recycling ideas or simply enjoy the company of other environmentally concerned people.
We all have the power to make our homes and communities greener through the daily decisions and choices that we make. Green is a lifestyle choice and each step we take can make a difference down the road for the planet, the population, and you. A few tips for helping you make that choice are:
- Make the rounds of community markets, antique stores and thrift shops for items you need
- Educate yourself about sustainable materials such as Bamboo, organic fabrics and soy-based products
- Repurpose everyday items that you use.
- Use non-toxic materials when you remodel or redecorate
Green living has spread like wildfire over the last decades and that shift of public consciousness has mandated creation of green communities, which includes many Western National Property Management communities and apartment buildings. For more information about green living or green communities, please contact us, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our communities.