Apartment living offers the advantage that as a tenant, you aren’t required to take responsibility for matters like upkeep, waste disposal and even energy use in communal areas. But what if you do want to take responsibility for your own carbon footprint and you want your efforts to extend beyond driving a hybrid vehicle and buying sustainable goods?
Fortunately, you don’t need to own a home to make your lifestyle more eco-friendly. First of all, before you rent a unit, ask whether they use sustainable energy and offer recycling bins on the property. You can also inquire about what cleaning products and light bulbs they use in communal areas. In addition, see if there’s public transport close by so you don’t have to drive to work all the time.
Once you’ve rented a place, the following tips may help you get started with adapting your home life to a green lifestyle.
The great thing about practicing energy savings is that you’ll notice the difference in your energy bills almost immediately.
It goes without saying that household waste is responsible for huge portions of our landfills. Here are some suggestions to help minimize yours:
Going green might take a bit of getting used to, but if you do it right, you’ll minimize your carbon footprint, plus save money and have a better relationship with the environment along the way!