I want to be eco-friendly. Are there any “green” apartments in Tallahassee?

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So you are looking for green apartments in Tallahassee, Florida so you can be an eco-friendly renter. Not a problem, many apartments in Tallahassee have taken steps to decrease their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. First, let's take a look at some of the steps that apartments can make to help the environment.

Many green apartments in Tallahassee have made changes to become more energy efficient by using low energy lighting. This simple step makes a big difference. The cost of lighting your home can take up to a quarter of the electricity. More and more, the energy guzzling incandescent light bulb is being phased out and the energy efficient compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs are moving in. For an entire apartment complex, switching to low energy lighting can make a big change in the amount of energy it consumes.

Native landscaping is another way to protect the environment. Exotic plants may be beautiful, but unfortunately they can also be a source of problems for native plant and animal life. Native plants are identified as any plant that occurred in North America before European settlement. According to EPA.gov, “Landscaping with native plants improves the environment. Native plants are hardy because they have adapted to the local conditions. Once established, native plants do not need pesticides, fertilizers, or watering. Not only is this good for the environment, it saves time and money. A native landscape does not need to be mowed like a conventional lawn. This reduces the demand for non-renewable resources and improves the water and air quality.” The website goes on to explain that native landscaping helps “return the area to a healthy ecosystem” and attracts varieties of birds, butterflies and animals, thus enhancing the biodiversity of the area. For these reasons, many green apartments are incorporating native landscaping into green spaces.

Another feature of some green apartments in Tallahassee is a community garden. Just because you are a renter doesn't mean you can't have a garden. Having a community garden has so many other benefits than just using the space it occupies for something other than a parking space. Having a community garden can help out your food budget, get you outside to enjoy nature, encourage healthy eating habits and make new friends.

The average person makes about four pounds of trash a day, and three quarters of that is recyclable. Keeping that in mind is why recycling is so important, and why many green apartments provide recycling for their tenants. Amazingly, recycling makes a big impact, recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two weeks.

Many of these ecologically friendly features at green apartments in Tallahassee benefit the environment and the wallet so it's a win-win for everyone involved. As more people learn about reducing their carbon footprint, many complexes are meeting this demand by becoming green. So how do we find these green apartments? Take advantage of the Rent Tally.com search tool to find apartments with green efforts. Just expand the “ show advanced filters” option and click on the plus sign next to “Green Efforts”, then you can search for the features that are important to you. Hope you enjoy your new green apartment in Tallahassee, Florida.

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