If you’ve been avoiding taking steps towards greener living because you think they will be time consuming, think again. Living green at our Overland Park apartments is simple and effortless. Just follow these steps to reduce your negative impact on the environment.
- Switch to a “certified organic” coffee brand for your morning cup. Coffee that carries this label is grown using sustainable practices. All you have to do is reach for a different package when you visit the store. Make sure you use reusable coffee mugs to take your coffee to work, too. This is greener than stopping at a local coffee joint and ordering coffee in a disposable cup.
- When you or the kids are done watching television or playing video games, make sure you turn the system off immediately. Make sure the gaming console is turned off, too — it drains power even when not being used, otherwise. Experts estimate that this practice may save you as much as $100 a year.
- When brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you’re scrubbing away. If you have kids, coach them to adopt this same habit.This practice can save up to five gallons of water per person brushing their teeth.
- Before you rush out the door to do errands, make sure you grab a reusable shopping bags. Most retailers are now in full support of customers bringing their own bags rather than using disposable plastic ones. If you do happen to forget your bags, choose paper over plastic at the checkout. It’s biodegradable, at least.
At Signature Place Apartments, we share your interest in sustainability and green living. Contact us to learn more about our Overland Park apartments, which feature lovely patios, a dog park and a community pool.Back to all posts