Category Archives Green Living

In some cases, being eco-friendly can be expensive-- ever research geothermal energy? However, just because some efforts require great sacrifice doesn't mean that all do. In fact, you can go green and save money in your apartment all at once,…

Energy-wasting appliances are a huge drain on your bank account. Even if your appliances are turned off, they can still draw power and raise your energy bill. “Vampire power” — the power drawn by an appliance when it’s plugged in,…

fluorescent light bulbs

The other feature of these energy efficient bulbs is that many come in colored versions and are “smart,” so you can connect them to your smart home hub, set up routines for lights to switch on and off automatically when you come and go, attach them to motion sensors, or even fade them in and out in the morning and evening with the sun.


Ah, the deep freeze of winter. Maybe you love the freshly fallen snow, the way you can see your breath in the air, and snuggling up under warm blankets while the wind howls outside. On the other hand, maybe you’re…

Kermit the Frog got it right. With all the dangerous, corrosive and effective cleaning chemicals on the market, it really isn't easy being green. But it doesn't have to be impossible. With just a few modifications, you can create a safer environment for you and your family while saving money and protecting the environment. [find-an-apartment] These eco-friendly cleaning products are safe, affordable alternatives to all the dangerous chemicals stored under your sink.

If this season’s colorful foliage has prompted you to make a few changes of your own, start by turning over a new leaf—a “green” one! Adding green practices into your daily routine isn’t as difficult as you might think. [find-an-apartment] By using the following free smartphone applications, you’ll be able to reduce your environmental impact with just a few taps of the screen.

Did you know that kitty litter and egg cartons can be recycled into paper? Or how about old trophies, motor oil and cell phones can be recycled with your newspapers, plastic bottles and soda cans?

Whether you’re new to recycling or know the difference between No. 1 and No. 6 plastics, this useful guide is a helpful list of recycling tips that'll get you going green in no time!

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Everything from cleaning up your pad to packing up boxes can have an effect – larger or smaller -- on the planet. Green moving means being a bit more conscious of how the choices you make during a move impact the environment. These tips will show you how you can plan an earth-friendly move whether you move yourself or hire professionals for the job.

How would you like to live in a community where your grocery store is right around the corner, work is a 10-minute walk, and everything else you need just a quick light-rail ride away? No car necessary! [find-an-apartment] Sound too good to be true? It’s becoming a reality. The idea of transit-oriented development, or TOD, -- conceptualized in the 1980s by architect Peter Calthorpe -- places travel centers like light rail and bus stations at the heart of a well-planned neighborhood. The goal is to reduce dependence on cars, increase ridership, and create vibrant neighborhoods where residents enjoy many valuable conveniences.