By its very nature, apartment living an eco-friendlier way to live than other modern lifestyles. That is because while living in an apartment, you are more likely to be in an urban center where you’re close to many things like amenities and don’t use as many resources. Yet there are still countless ways to make your apartment even more environmentally sustainable. And great news for you, many of them are relatively simple. Reducing your ecological footprint and having a greater positive impact on the world around you can be a matter of making a few minor changes!

For example, purchasing all-natural cleaning supplies instead of those containing chemicals can be an important step. This is because those products can find their way into city’s waterways after they go down the drain and contain harmful chemicals. Another example is switching your light fixtures to LED bulbs. With this switch, you’ll consume less electricity and burn fewer resources every time you flip the switch. If you want to furnish your place, try looking at estate sales or resale shops to rescue pieces from the landfill, instead of buying new.

Your apartment may be a little more sustainable than the average McMansion now and additional small efforts will go along way! For some additional tips on going green in your building, see the accompanying infographic.

Here are some helpful tips for making apartment living more eco-friendly.

Going Green in your Apartment from Downtown Apartment Company, a Gold Coast Luxury Apartment Company