First held on April 22nd 1970, Earth Day works to promote environmental awareness and is a day where global and local issues are addressed. The tradition has continued and as a result a variety of environmental laws and policies, like the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act have come into effect. For those looking to honor Earth Day this year, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some tips and suggestions that will help you live more sustainably in your Orillia apartment.
Reduce Your Carbon Foot Print
Making an effort to reduce the energy you use can go a long way to reducing your carbon footprint. One way to do so is to leave your car at home twice a week and take public transit or carpool instead. Those two days without your car can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per years. Become more efficient and also more environmentally friendly by saving all your grocery shopping or errands for one day rather than spreading them over a few days. Residents can also check how much of their electricity is coming from renewable “green” power sources, like wind and solar. Green power reduces air pollution, protects against future costs or fossil fuel scarcity and produces less carbon emissions than traditional sources of power. Check out how clean the electricity you use is by using Green Power Action’s Carbon Calculator.
When it’s time for maintenance in your Orillia apartment make sure to do an energy audit, so you can find out how to save money by being more efficient with your energy. Pick up more energy efficient light bulbs at Home Depot located at 3225 Monarch Drive, which is a six-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 15-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
Avoid land, air and water pollution by taking your old DVD player, old computers and other electronics to an electronics-recycling center. Disposing of these materials in the proper manner may also make it possible to reuse and recycle the copper and gold they contain, which reduces mining and processing and saves on natural resources. Residents can drop their electronics off at the Electronic Distributors International (EDI) located at 15 Progress Drive, which is a four-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and an 11-minute drive from the Executive Suites. Greentec located at 256 Hughes Road is less than 20 minutes away from both Orillia apartments and also accepts old electronics.
Honor Earth Day this year by doing your part to reduce your footprint on the environment and making an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers Apartments and Executive Suites offer residents an ideal rental option in the charming city of Orillia.