Going green is not just a trend to cash in on, even though it seems like “going green” and “reducing your carbon footprint” have become popular buzzwords these days, and for good reason. Whether you believe in global warming or not, you have to admit that we as humans definitely burn through a lot of trash in our lifetime and contribute to some of the earth’s decay. Therefore, it’s become crucial to use the MINIMAL amount of water, electricity, etc. to ensure that you are helping preserve nature’s resources. Once you make it a habit, you’ll enjoy the added perk of saving on your utility bills at your apartments in Rowlett.
Here are some other ways to go green:
1. Avoid buying plastic/Styrofoam cups and utensils to use as dishes and use real dishes instead. After all, the smaller the pile of trash you create is, the smaller footprint you leave on earth and the less amount you contribute to piles of garbage that may eventually get dumped in the ocean.
2. Try growing your own seasoning or fruits and vegetables. Even in your apartments, you’re allowed to bring in little pots that you can have in a section and monitor with the right amount of light and water in order to grow healthy things for yourself. This will emit good CO2 in your department, save you money on groceries and bags/trash/gas associated with groceries, and could encourage fellow visitors in your apartments to do the same.
3. As mentioned briefly above, be conscientious of how you use and abuse your utilities. Use natural light whenever possible and make sure that lights and fans are turned off if you aren’t in a room. Although it could be tempting to put the AC on at an extreme setting to keep the house cool, try opening windows and using other alternatives to block the sun out of where you live to keep your house cool.
Do you have any tips on going green in your Rowlett apartments? If so, please share below.