Apartment living is usually already a healthier, eco-friendlier way to live than other common modern lifestyles. This is due to the likelihood that you’re in an urban area where you’re close in proximity to many places and don’t need to use as many resources in a given day. Yet, there are still countless ways you can make your apartment even more environmentally sustainable. And great news for you; many of them are super simple! Reducing your ecological footprint and having a greater positive impact on the world around you can be a matter of making a few minor changes!
One example is switching all your light fixtures to LED bulbs. With this switch, you’ll consume less electricity and burn fewer resources every time you flip the switch. This small change can make a big difference over time. If you need to refurnish you place, give estate sales a look. Estate sales and resale shops can provide decent furniture that would have been been thrown into a landfill for the rest of its existence. Lastly, purchasing all-natural cleaning supplies instead of those containing chemicals is an important step. That’s because these products can find their way into water supplies after they go down the drain.
Your apartment may be a little more sustainable than the average McMansion, but you can tweak it to become even more eco-friendly. For some additional tips on going green in your building, see the accompanying infographic.
Here are some helpful tips for making apartment living more eco-friendly.