Greener living is something we can all incorporate into our daily lives and routines to make the world a better place, little by little, every day. These tips for living green at Flats on D will help you make choices that are not only good for the environment, but for you, too!
The Classic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
We all know the saying! Chances are, you’ve been hearing “reduce, reuse, recycle” since you were in grade school. But knowing the saying and incorporating it into your daily life are two entirely different things. It’s pretty simple, though, and can make a massive impact on the world around you. Reduce your waste, reuse materials that don’t need to be thrown away, and consider recycling (after confirming your object is recyclable!) before tossing something in the trash absentmindedly! There are numerous ways you can accomplish each of these things, and some are as simple as using a refillable water bottle rather than a disposable plastic one, or even just making use of those cardboard boxes from your online shopping adventures. Every little bit counts!
Efficient appliances can save you money and conserve the amount of energy used to power them. This aspect of living green at Flats on D is covered, as each apartment is equipped with stainless steel Energy Star appliances. Additionally, Flats on D apartments are also equipped with high-efficiency on-demand heating and cooling, ensuring that the largest daily sources of energy usage in each living space are efficient for our residents and the environment!
Sustainable vs. Single Use
It’s easy to pick up a paper plate in order to reduce the amount of dishes you have to do after a long day of working, and it’s easy to go to the store and use the plastic bags they have on hand rather than bringing reusable totes, eliminating a step for you in the grocery shopping process. These are just a few examples, but there are many ways in which you can eliminate one-time use products out of your life to live a bit greener for yourself and the environment. A few more examples of this can include using glass kitchen storage rather than plastic zip-bags, cloth napkins rather than paper towels, metal straws rather than plastic straws, reusable beverage containers versus one-time use, etc. Incorporating these objects and habits into your daily routine may take some getting used to, but will be immensely beneficial in the long run for you and the planet!