Sustainable Features that Come Standard at AMLI Apartments

According to recent market research, a majority of renters value green features and amenities. A full 84 percent of respondents to a 2017 AMLI Residential survey said they consider it important to live in a sustainable environment, and 85 percent said they believed sustainable housing provides health benefits. Another 64 percent of respondents said they’d be willing to pay more to live in an apartment with more green features. If you share their sentiments, you’ll find the AMLI rental experience is particularly amenable to eco-friendly urbanites. Here’s a look at green features you can expect in most AMLI rental apartments, especially those built during the last decade.
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By |January 25th, 2018|Green Living|0 Comments

10 Green New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep. One reason for this is that people tend to make unrealistic or exceedingly ambitious resolutions. If you like setting attainable goals and care about the environment, why not make a green New Year’s resolution for 2018? Here are 10 eco-friendly resolutions that require little discipline, yet can still make a difference.
1. Adopt greener laundry habits
If you don’t already only run the washer when you have a full load of clothes to wash, start doing so. If you really need to wash an item individually, try hand washing. And, unless you plan to wear clothes within […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

9 Ways Atlanta is Becoming a Greener City

In 2009, Forbes Magazine ranked Atlanta the most toxic city in the nation. In almost a decade since, Atlanta has made admirable strides toward becoming a greener city. Its air and waterways are less polluted. Its carbon footprint is down. Green building is on the rise, with strict regulatory standards in place for new construction. Even the city’s parks are nicer. Here’s a look at the city’s most laudable sustainability initiatives.
Power to Change Plan
In 2010, recently elected mayor Kasim Reed teamed up with Atlanta’s new Office of Resilience (then called the Office of Sustainability to develop and launch Power to Change. The citywide initiative established a basis for measurable sustainable […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Around the Area, Green Living|0 Comments

The Art of Upcycling

Just because you’ll no longer wear an old shirt doesn’t mean you should scrap it. That same shirt could help you carry tomorrow’s groceries from the store to your car. Finding innovative uses for goods you no longer need is fun. It’s a creative outlet that benefits the environment and can save you money. And, as of two decades ago, it’s a process we call upcycling.
What is upcycling?
Upcycling is the creative reuse of materials without degrading their composition. Consider an old barn that is about to be demolished. If you salvage a wooden door and assemble a coffee or dining table from it, […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

9 Quality Fair Trade Teas You Can Buy Online

Fair trade-certified coffee beans, relatively rare a decade ago, are now an American coffeehouse standard. Consumer demand for tea leaves grown with environmental and socially responsibility in mind is also on the rise. As a result, it’s easier to find on grocery and supermarket shelves than it was a few years ago. But some of the best fair trade tea leaves are most affordably and conveniently purchased online. Here are nine ethical tea labels you can ship straight to your apartment.
Arbor Teas
Arbor’s organic, fair trade teas are sourced from around the world. They’re also reasonably priced, considering the quality and ethical assurance they deliver. A stalwart […]

By |October 20th, 2017|Apartment Life, Green Living|0 Comments
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