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    Going Green in Your Apartment

    Not only is going green great for our environment, it can be a huge money saver as well!  So what are some simple ways apartment residents can do this?  It’s easy.   1.  Turn out the lights!  Every time you leave a room flip the switch.  Also, replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent energy-saving light bulbs.  […]

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    The Gift Bag that Keeps on Giving

    The holidays are over, and you’re left with bags, tissue paper and bows littering your apartment! What should you do with all of the mess?   Recycling is an important aspect of apartment living, as it reduces waste and can save money. A little organization, and you can reuse all of the bags and tissue […]

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    Black Friday: DIY

    Today as you’re all out shopping, or just getting home from shopping you’ll probably notice the insane amount of plastic bags you’ve been collecting throughout the day. The bags will either end up getting thrown away, or sit around for awhile until someone needs to carry something. Instead of throwing them out and adding to […]

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    Recycle It Yourself: Chopsticks

    My mom and I live for Chinese food and sushi, but when it comes to her using chopsticks it’s pretty hopeless. I will admit she is getting better at it though. However, what are some things that we can do with these little wooden sticks instead of discarding them in the trash after hopeless attempts […]

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    Start Recycling Today

    Don’t recycle?  It’s time to start.  Many people say, “I’m really going to start tomorrow.”  Why put something off until tomorrow that you can do today?  Recycling doesn’t take too much extra effort.  Here are some tips to help you get started: -Place two paper bags next to your trashcan in the kitchen.  One can […]

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    Living the Green Life – Eating Green

    Living the Green Life Try the tips below to eat green: 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 neighborhood and shop there as much as you can. You will be supporting local farmers and getting fresh […]

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    5 Unique Reasons to Go Green

    If you’re like me you know the benefits of going green. We preach it all the time in our Apartments Going Green articles; it helps save the earth’s resources and the green in your wallet (money). But what are some unique reasons, perhaps some you didn’t think of before, for going green? Well, I turned […]

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    10 Tips for Going Green at the Office

    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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    Save the Puppies and Kitties this St. Patrick’s Day: Recycle your unwanted CD’s and DVD’s!

    The very color of St. Patrick’s Day happens to coincide with the same color as reduce, reuse and recycle…. GREEN! So it’s only fitting that this St. Patrick’s Day you follow the second tip from our ’10 New Years Resolutions for Renters’ blog by ‘going green’. Did you know that 45 tons of used discs […]

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    Tips For A Clean & Green Apartment

    By Simon Phillips I like to do my bit for the planet by doing things like recycling and not using plastic bags for my grocery shopping, but my girlfriend takes green issues even more seriously.  Recently she started trying out all kinds of DIY cleaning tips using eco-friendly products.  To my surprise these strange concoctions […]

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