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Topic: Going Green

Three Cities that are Going Green

November 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Three Cities That Are Going Green   Chicago, Illinois Chicago has been effectively going green since the election of mayor Richard M. Daley in 1989. [2]   Attractions: [1] The windy city houses environmentally-conscious conservatories, museums, planetariums, galleries, zoos, and aquariums.   Transportation: [1] There are 315 miles of bikeways spanning the entirety of Chicago. […]

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What are some green living tips for people who live in apartments?

April 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t go green. There are many little things you can do that will result in energy savings and support the environment. Here are a few green living tips to get started if you aren’t doing them already… Starter Tips for Green Living In Your Household: Recycle. Find out what your apartment […]

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What are some tips for saving money and energy when it comes to lighting?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Apartment energy savings can be huge when it comes to lighting. According to ENERGY STAR, if every home in the United States replaced an incandescent light bulb with an ENERGY STAR rated compact florescent bulb, enough energy would be conserved to light three million homes. Not only can you do your part to reduce the […]

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What can I do to green the kitchen in my apartment?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The kitchen in your apartment is a place that can really benefit from a green mindset. Here you’ll find several appliances that can be big energy drains. There are some ways around this if you know a few easy tricks that can result in significant appliance energy savings. Dishwashers often have an "energy saver" cycle […]

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How can I use electronics in a more environmentally friendly way?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let’s face it — we love our electronics! According to ENERGY STAR, the average home has approximately two televisions, three telephones, a VCR and a DVD player. When buying these products, look for the ENERGY STAR rating before you take it back to your apartment and plug it in. The same goes for battery charging […]

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How can I make my bedroom a more environmentally friendly place?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since a good deal of our lives are spent sleeping, it makes sense to try and create a healthy environment in the bedroom. You can do this by using natural products as much as possible. When shopping, look for things such as organic sheets and curtains and rugs made from substances such as organic wool. […]

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What can I do to use less natural gas?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Natural gas energy savings aren’t only available to those who own a home. Knowing a few things about how to reduce this energy expense can be a benefit to anyone renting an apartment as well. Here are some terrific tips that are pretty easy to employ: Lower the thermostat setting when you are home and […]

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What are some alternatives to chemical cleaners?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many cleaning products contain toxic substances. Making an effort to use more environmentally friendly products can help reduce the negative impact on the earth and make your apartment a safer place as well. Using less toxic products can contribute to better indoor air quality, as well as help prevent harsh chemicals from entering the water […]

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How can I be more eco-conscious about my food and water consumption?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

No discussion about environmentally friendly apartment living is complete without addressing food and water. Here are a few ideas for greening your consumption of both: Food: Check out a farmer’s market in the area. Produce and other items are sold at these open air markets. See if you have one in your community and shop […]

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10 Tips for Going Green at the Office

April 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

Think before you print. Turn your computer off at night. RECYCLE: Items including fax paper, ink cartridges, and junk mail are easily recycled. Make it a habit to bring your own dishware for meals you eat at the office. Turn off the coffee pot when not in use and de-lamp your vending machines; this can […]

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