It’s important to have a positive impact on our environment, whether you own a house or rent an apartment. You may think that as a renter you don’t have as much control over helping the environment. However, there are still plenty of steps you can take to make a positive impact and help our environment every day, and more specifically for Earth Day. Here are some helpful Earth Day Tips for apartment renters.
Use Less Energy
One of the easiest ways to reduce your ecological footprint and impact on the environment is to use less energy. You can do this by turning off lights and electronics and unplugging chargers when they are not in use. Switching to LED light bulbs can help make a positive impact on the environment since they use less energy and last longer than traditional bulbs.
Reduce Water Use
Conserving water is another great way to help the environment. You can reduce your water consumption by taking shorter showers, turning off the water while brushing your teeth or washing dishes, and fixing any leaky faucets or toilets in your apartment.
Go Green with Cleaning Supplies
Another one of our favorite Earth Day tips for apartment renters is to go green with cleaning supplies. Many traditional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be bad for the environment and your health. When shopping for cleaning supplies, you should look for eco-friendly cleaning products that are made with natural ingredients and are free of harsh chemicals.
Plastic bags, bottles, and containers can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills, where they can release harmful chemicals into the environment. To help the environment, you can opt for using reusable alternatives. This means using reusable bags when shopping, reusable containers for food storage, and a reusable water bottle instead of throwing away plastic ones.
Recycling is one of the most important things you can do to help the environment. It’s also an easy task to implement into your routine even if you rent an apartment. Look up what can and cannot be recycled in your apartment community and make sure to separate your recyclables from your trash.
Use Public Transportation, Bike, or Walk
The Elements at Saratoga Lake apartment community is centrally located to many local restaurants, stores, and businesses. It is also the closest apartment community to Global Foundries, one of Malta’s biggest businesses. Instead of driving to work, the store, or to grab a bite to eat, consider using public transportation, biking, or walking. These are all great alternatives to reduce your carbon footprint.
Support Local Sustainable Businesses
Another one of our favorite Earth Day tips for apartment renters is to support local and sustainable businesses in the area. Look for businesses that use eco-friendly ingredients, processes, and support environmental causes.
By following these Earth Day tips for apartment renters, you can make a positive difference for the environment and help create a more sustainable future for all. Remember, every small action can add up and make a big impact.