Best Hybrid and Electric Car Models for 2017-2018

The concept of the electric car can be traced back nearly 200 years. But more progress has been made over the past decade than during the two previous centuries combined. This progress, coupled with the expanding presence of car charging stations, makes owning an electric car easier than ever. If you’re keen to reduce spending on gas and curb your carbon footprint by driving a more eco-friendly car, here are some impressive hybrid and electric car models to consider.
BMW i3
Speedy acceleration, excellent handling, and a high reliability rating give this electric vehicle (EV) a solid reputation. With a starting MSRP of $44,450, the BMW […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

10 Easy Tips for Minimizing Waste

The average American generates nearly five pounds of solid waste per day. As a country, this equates to 1.5 billion pounds of trash per day, or nearly 500 billion pounds annually. To do your part in scaling back these numbers, follow these tips for reducing less waste.
1. Buy unpackaged goods
Alright. It’s not easy to find food and other goods that aren’t wrapped in plastic or other packaging. But most of the freshest produce comes with little or no packaging. We’re talking farmers market produce and snacks from bulk bins. The same goes for second-hand goods, which do your wallet and the world […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

8 Eco-Friendly Companies You Can Feel Good Supporting

With consumer concern for environmental sustainability rising, products made using eco-friendly materials and practices have greater appeal than ever. Earth-minded consumers vote with their wallets, and oftentimes convince friends, relatives, and coworkers to do the same. If environmental stewardship is something you admire and wish to reward, you can feel good about shopping at these eco-friendly companies.
1. Columbia Sportswear
Major outdoor apparel manufacturer Columbia is making increasingly sustainable clothing. One example is the OutDry Extreme Eco Jacket, made from 100% recycled materials. In seven flagship Columbia stores, consumers who bring in any brand of clothing to recycle are eligible to receive […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation

Out-of-town trips break up your day-to-day routine and can be refreshing, eye-opening, and inspiring. Unfortunately, long-distance travel is also hard on the environment. If you’ve got kids in school or are a student yourself, chances are you take your longest vacation each year during the summer. Make this year’s summer vacation greener than last year’s with these eco-friendly vacation planning tips.
Choose destination and transportation wisely
Long-distance travel, especially by plane, is carbon-intensive. If you choose a destination you can reach almost as quickly by car, bus, or train as plane, opt for one of these modes of travel. If you do travel by […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

Good for More than Lemonade: 10 Creative Uses for Lemon Juice

“I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.” – Hattie White, Jay Z’s grandmother

Lemonade, often invoked in trite motivational quotes and now evocative of Beyonce’s chart-topping album, is a drink we humans have enjoyed for some 1,000 years. But apart from making a refreshing drink on a hot day, lemon juice can be used for an array of different uses. From whitening your nails to sprucing up your glassware, lemonade is a DIY enthusiast’s dream. Here are ten creative ways you can reimagine lemonade (without the sugar and excess water) in your apartment.
1. Whiten your teeth
The citric acid in lemon acts like […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Apartment Life, Green Living|0 Comments