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

How to Get Rid of a Mattress Responsibly

A mattress is considered a necessity by most, which means there are hundreds of millions of them in the United States. Since mattresses are bulky and hard to compact, their disposal presents difficulties for owners and the environment. Choosing an eco-friendly mattress and properly caring for it will lessen the impact it has on the natural world. At least as important, however, is proper disposal of everyday mattresses. Here are some tips to help you responsibly get rid of your current mattress without chucking it to the curb.
Shop with foresight
The next time you shop for a mattress, think about when and how you’ll likely dispose of a particular […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

Green Trends to Watch This Year

Concern for the environment is growing among consumers, manufacturers, and service providers. In response, promising signs are emerging that we’re moving toward a more sustainable world. One of these signs is the pace and scope of sustainability-driven innovation. If you’re looking for ways to live a greener life or are interested in breakthroughs in green technology, here are some green trends to watch for and think about embracing this year.
Natural furnishings and decor
Decorating with houseplants is increasingly common. Expect this trend to continue alongside a rise in the production and sale of other organic furnishings. Carved stone stone coffee and end tables, wood furniture, and wicker chairs […]

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

AMLI on Riverside Achieves LEED Gold Certification

We’re more than happy to announce that AMLI on Riverside has recently achieved LEED Gold certification. AMLI on Riverside is one of the newest sustainability-focused luxury apartment communities in the Las Colinas area of Irving, TX.

Attaining LEED Gold status has been a goal at AMLI on Riverside since its inception. The community is designed to use 32-percent less energy and 22-percent less water than most apartment buildings of its size, and incorporates healthy, sustainable building materials to ensure a safe living environment for residents and the neighborhood at-large. The building also utilizes premium-quality air filters and state-of-the-art ventilation to give […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

10 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly Shopper

Living in a world where few consumers take the environment into account when shopping, it’s easy to feel like your efforts don’t accomplish much. But environmentally conscious shopping truly does make a difference. Not only do eco-friendly purchases lower your carbon footprint, they also shape manufacturing, packaging, and transport decisions that further impact the environment. If you aspire to be a greener consumer, here are ten rules to live by.
1. Say no to plastic
Keep a cloth tote or other reusable bag in your purse, briefcase, backpack, or car at all times. This way, you’ll never have to carry groceries or […]

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