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Happy Earth Day! Here’s How to Go Green as a Columbus Renter

Earth Day is a global celebration of our commitment to protect our planet. As a renter in Columbus, there are so many ways you can help take care of the earth. 

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 and help better our environment by incorporating these green tips into your Columbus apartment.


Use Eco-Friendly Products

Every day, around 8 million pieces of plastic make their way into our oceans—yes, even from our homes in the Midwest. Make a commitment to ditch the plastic and incorporate more reusable and recyclable products into your lifestyle. 

Take a reusable shopping bag on your next visit to the Giant Eagle Market District, or improve your shopping experience with quick and easy curbside pickup. You can also eliminate plastic water bottle usage by getting a glass, stainless steel or aluminum water bottle for your next workout at Arena District Athletic Club or Club Pilates


Reduce Your Energy Consumption

Homes and apartments make up a significant percentage of greenhouse gas emissions due to the energy we use. But there is ample opportunity to conserve energy and reduce your electricity usage by remembering to turn off lights and unplugging appliances you’re not using.

You can also avoid using your lights by opening your blinds and letting natural sunlight brighten your unit during the day. It also helps to live in a healthy, highly efficient and LEED-certified apartment community like Apartments at the Yard


Support Sustainable Restaurants

The vast majority of us report wanting to be more sustainable in our daily lives, and a big part of that extends to eating at restaurants that actively feel the same way. Head into Brekkie Shack for breakfast in Grandview Yard and you’ll be able to choose from a variety of delicious, plant-based dishes paired with a cup of responsibly sourced coffee. 

For dinner, visit Ted’s Montana Grill in the Arena District for a savory and eco-friendly meal, as the brand commits to making sustainable choices in their daily operations for the betterment of our planet. 


Use Water Wisely

Did you know each of us uses an average of 82 gallons of water a day? There are several ways you can be mindful of water usage in your apartment—turning off the sink while you brush your teeth or shave can save 8-10 gallons of water per day, adding up to nearly 5,700 gallons per year. Additionally, turning the faucet off while washing dishes and running the dishwasher only when it’s full saves nearly 500 gallons annually. 


Clean Up Columbus

You can do your part to help Keep Columbus Beautiful! In a socially distanced world, helping keep the city clean is an easy task to do on your own or with a couple friends. Head to a local park—or the streets of your community—with trash bags and gloves and pick up any litter you see. A green city starts with a clean city!