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

7 Green Living Tips for Winter that Won’t Compromise Your Comfort

Winter is in full swing. Hopefully you’ve managed to stay comfortable thus far, and ideally without boosting your energy consumption too much. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, follow these tips for eco-friendly winter living that won’t force you to choose between freezing and wearing five layers indoors.
1. Nudge down the thermostat
Challenge yourself to keep your thermostat just two degrees cooler than you normally do in the winter. You shouldn’t feel a huge difference, but the environment will notice your efforts. Offset the change in temperature by drinking more hot beverages and using throw blankets more often. If you […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

9 Ways to Raise Eco-Friendly Kids

Are you raising kids you’d like to see grow into earth-friendly adults? The best way to encourage children to embrace a sustainable lifestyle is to live one yourself. Also helpful is exposing your children to the great outdoors and the importance of environmental preservation from a young age. Here are several actionable ways you can help shape your children into natural stewards.
Plant seeds together
A fun, interactive way to pique your children’s interest in the environment is to garden together. When they’re very young, try planting seeds that germinate quickly to hold your children’s interest. As they grow older, start having them […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Green Living|0 Comments

AMLI Wraps Up 2016 with 14 ENERGY STAR Awards

AMLI’s commitment to provide an outstanding living environment for its residents extends outside the walls of its apartment buildings. It’s also our mission to be a grateful steward to the environment wherever our communities set foot.

That’s why we’re happy to announce 14 of our luxury apartment communities are now ENERGY STAR-certified. The energy efficiency certification means residents can expect lower utility bills, less energy waste, and a place to call home that is healthy and better for the planet than most apartments on the market. The move to become certified is part of AMLI’s ongoing push to increase our positive impact […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Green Living|0 Comments

10 Ways to Save Trees in Your Apartment

According to a study by the Ecology Global Network, paper production is responsible for the chopping down of approximately four billion trees per year. If you’re worried about the environment, you can make a small dent in the demand for deforestation by using paper sparingly, efficiently, and reusing it when possible. Here are 10 practices you can adopt to save trees at home.
1. Go paperless
If you still receive physical bank statements, bills, and other similar documents, consider taking your accounts online. Almost all financial accounts and most service payments can be made online. And statements are organized automatically so they’re easy […]

By |November 10th, 2016|Green Living|0 Comments