January 15, 2015

Eco-Friendly Living at The Yards

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle feels good. While it will lift your mood because you’re being healthier, it also helps the environment with a few simple changes to your lifestyle.

Here are a few ways you can help the environment!

Grow Green.

Keeping a window garden gives you a chance to incorporate fresh herbs into every day cooking. While some herbs will survive and thrive better as part of an outdoor garden, there are still many options for a windowsill. Small pots of oregano, chives, mint, rosemary, and thyme can survive indoors during the winter.

Compost Your Food.

Meanwhile, composting is also a great option for helping the environment and doesn’t take a lot of effort, just a change in your everyday life. Compositing Collecting food waste and organic scraps is something that can be done easily. Contact a local composting service, such as Veteran Compost, to learn more about how to collect and drop-off food waste. You can even sign up for a collection bin so the company will pick up the compost for you!

Invest in a Bike.

Riding a bike has many benefits to both the environment and your personal health. Bike riding reduces the amount of emissions that a vehicle would release into the atmosphere and it also gets you up and moving.  The Bike Shop of Bel Air offers products and services to help get local residents riding. The shop also features a calendar here that highlights all the bike events for local residents.

Wash Less.

Although every unit in The Yards apartment community features EnergyStar appliances designed for green living, residents can make a conscious effort to reduce how many times those appliances are used. Operating appliances efficiently can save water and energy. Don’t waste energy by washing and drying half a load of clothes. Do you have a blanket or towels you can throw into that load of laundry? Make each load count. And if you’ve done a load of that doesn’t necessarily have to go through the dryer, then don’t put it in. Air drying clothes saves energy by reducing the number of times you run your dryer. And some clothes, like tight jeans, fit better when they’re air dried!

If you decided you want to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, the staff at The Yards at Fieldside Village would be happy to help you, so contact a leasing agent for more information.

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