Reducing our impact on the environment and planet is both socially conscious and necessary for the preservation of natural resources. Even though renters don’t own the building that they live in, there are still ways that they can dramatically minimize their carbon footprint.

  • Switch to using compact fluorescent bulbs instead of older incandescent ones. Compact fluorescent bulbs use far less energy and last ten times longer than traditional bulbs.
  • Reduce heating and cooling costs by covering windows in heavy drapes. Close the drapes during summer to keep the interior cool. In winter, drapes keep the interior warm at night. Opening the drapes on sunny winter days can also help heat the interior air.
  • Adjust the thermostat up two degrees in the summer and down two degrees in the winter to reduce carbon emissions. Adjust clothing accordingly to help you adapt to the new temperatures.
  • Stop buying water bottles and fill reusable bottles directly from your tap. Those concerned about tap water can install a low-cost water filter directly on the tap.

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