Kick the Habit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reduce, reuse, recycle!  Here are some ideas to help you “Reuse” instead of using disposable items. FACT: In 2005 it was reported that only 5.2% of plastic bags were recycled. FACT: Plastic,  in any form, has only been around a little more than half a century.  It is believed to take several hundred years to […]

E-Waste Recycling Made Easy

Reading Time: < 1 minute E-waste, if not disposed of properly, can be hazardous to the environment.  E-waste is simply any old electronic device that you no longer wish to keep.  Items categorized as e-waste include (but are not limited to): – Televisions (plasma and LCD) – Computer monitors – Computer CPU’s and software disks – Cell phones, PDA’s, pagers […]

Opt-Out: Find Small Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Environment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Junk mail, phone books, and even your statements that are mailed to you use a lot of paper.  And most of those things most people do not look at, read, or use.  You can “opt-out” of many mailings which will greatly reduce your impact on the environment. Fact: 17 million catalogs are mailed every year.  […]

Saving Energy – Proper Use of Heaters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Heating systems use more energy than any other system in your home.  Here are some tips on how to stay warm this winter, and still “Go Green”. Fact: Lowering the thermostat by just one degree Fahrenheit can reduce energy use by 3 percent. Fact: In the winter, set your thermostat at 60 degrees Fahrenheit when […]

Magazines, Books and Anything Paper

Reading Time: < 1 minute Magazines, books, and other paper have a way of accumulating.  Here are some tips to help reduce the amount of waste and reuse some of the items more than once.  Remember, small changes do make a big impact! FACT: One ton of recycled paper saves 380 gallons of oil. FACT: It takes the same amount […]

Batteries, Light Bulbs and Hazardous Chemicals

Reading Time: < 1 minute – Return excess hazardous products, spills, or drips to the original container. – Pesticides, herbicides, oil paints, paint cleaners, and oil and transmission fluids should never be flushed into a water system, disposed of on the ground, or put into household refuse. – Visit www.earth911.org to help find locations to recycle hazardous waste, batteries, etc.  […]

Go Green Tips

Reading Time: 4 minutes You don’t have to own your own home to do your part for the environment. Apartment dwellers can go green. There are plenty of things management companies can do to help, but going green starts at home…whether you own it or not. By making small adjustments to the things you do every day you can […]