Earth Friendly Living at Spoke Apartments

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20 April 2018

Living a sustainable lifestyle is something we encourage and support at Spoke. Located near everything you need, you’ll be able to lower your carbon footprint by walking or biking. Why not incorporate that lifestyle into your home? Here are some tips for earth friendly living at Spoke Apartments.

Grow Houseplants

Get green (literally) by growing houseplants throughout your home. Houseplants are a great way to naturally purify the air. Bamboo, spider plants and peace lilies are options of low maintenance plants that will look great in any room.  

Use Natural Light

Open your blinds or curtains to let in the sunlight. With natural light spilling in there won’t be a need for artificial light. Keep them off as long as possible. Sunlight also provides your home a chance to warm up without the help of a heating system. You’ll save on energy and money. 

Purchase Earth Friendly Products

The easiest way to make your apartment earth friendly is by purchasing products made of natural materials or produced in a more environmental way. For example, soy candles are non-toxic and have a cleaner burn. Another suggestion is to find sustainable wood and bamboo furniture that can be found at well known stores like West Elm. When purchasing blankets or bedding, stick to wool and organic cotton.

Conserve Water

Take steps to conserve water. Start by cutting back on the amount of time spent showering. See if you can make 10 minute showers a habit. Other water conserving option are turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving. These little changes daily can make a long-term impact. 

We hope you feel inspired to use these tips for more earth friendly living. What other changes can you make to your home at Spoke? Happy Earth Day!

Ready to call Spoke Apartments in River West home? Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour of your future apartment home.

20 April 2018