Eco-friendly DIY Cleaning Supplies for Apartments

Seasons are changing, folks, and it’s time to bust out your very own DIY, eco-friendly cleaning supplies to help you transition.

As summer turns into fall and the warm air turns crisp, it’s inevitable that you’ll have to clean out the wardrobe or bring out the winter bedding. However, the dust bunnies hiding in the corner will not make you feel cozier, nor will the dusty windows bring any autumn joy. The open-window days of summer are over, and it’s time to clean the apartment and start the colder season in fresh comfort.

It’s no secret that unleashing the fresh linen Lysol […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Apartment Life, Green Living|0 Comments

How to Brew Kombucha 101

Tired of paying an arm and a leg for kombucha? It’s true that this popular drink is a miracle worker when it comes to gut health, but these pricey slices of heaven can start to make quite a dent in your wallet. Luckily, brewing kombucha is not nearly as intimidating as it might seem. You don’t need a garage or a miniature brewery to start creating your own flavors and brews, you just need a countertop, a positive attitude and a sense of adventure.

Let’s get started.
A bit about kombucha
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is usually flavored with fruits or spices. […]

By |October 18th, 2019|Apartment Life, Good Eats, Green Living|0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Products You Can Buy on Amazon

As you’re browsing the grocery store and stocking up on your weekly necessities, making eco-friendly decisions can be tough to make a high priority. Luckily, making the transition over to products that are better for the environment isn’t as daunting as you may think. While these changes don’t need to happen overnight, it’s important to remember that every little bit helps, and small changes can make an big dent.

Taken solely on face value, eco-friendly products may seem more expensive, but often times you’ll actually end up saving more money down the road. Many of these products are made with higher quality materials that are […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Apartment Life, Green Living|0 Comments

AMLI Secures 2019 Sustainability Milestones

We’re just about halfway through 2019, and AMLI has already exceeded expectations in meeting several sustainability milestones. Here’s a quick run-down of what’s been lighting up on our radar.
Habitat for Humanity Donor Appreciation Award
In May, AMLI received a Donor Appreciation Award from the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore, where we donated over $220,000 worth of materials, fixtures and appliances as part of our on-going renovations to our communities in the area. These donations will allow local Austin businesses and homeowners to renovate for less than the cost of buying new, and keep these items from being pitched into local landfills. It’s estimated by the Texas […]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Green Living|0 Comments

4 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles

Plastic is everywhere.

It’s in our computers and phones and furniture, the bags we take home from the store and the bottles we drink out of. No matter how hard we try, it seems almost impossible to avoid plastic completely. And unfortunately, it’s become a growing issue each year.

According to Greenpeace, more than “8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced since the 1950s” and only 9 percent of all plastic is being recycled. That’s right, 9 percent. The other 91 percent either gets burned or enters landfills that are negatively impacting our environment. Luckily, there are ways that we can work to avoid creating […]

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