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Green Living

How to Live Green in Your Columbia Apartment

Living a green life means you’re living a healthier, more productive life, while reducing your monthly utility bills, saving money and protecting the environment.

Going green is as easy as following these simple tips:


Keep floor vents unobstructed by furniture and other items
Program your thermostat to cool your home’s air or pump up the heat right before you return home
Use your window shades or blinds to leverage solar heat by blocking it in the summer and catching it in the winter
Be good to your wallet and wardrobe by washing full loads of laundry in cold water


Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and shave one minute off your shower time and you could save up to 5,000 gallons of water each year per household
Only run the dishwasher when it’s full water


Go paperless by paying your bills and rent online
Limit your use of disposable paper and plastic products
Bring your reusable Kettler shopping bag on shopping trips Look to your kitchen cabinet for natural cleaning products, such as baking soda, white distilled vinegar and essential oils


Use public transportation (MTA buses, MARC), carpooling, Zipcar® or bicycles. You can save money on gas, reduce wear and tear on your car and increase your daily activity by walking or biking.

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