April 25, 2019
Earth Day is celebrated April 22nd, but living eco-friendly is a full time job not confined to one day! Making small changes to your lifestyle at Lenox can make a big difference in the long run, so try some of these tips to improve your eco footprint.
Use water wisely
One of the simplest ways to protect the natural environment is to conserve water. This means turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, and washing your garments in cold water which can decrease energy use by up to 80% when compared to a warm wash. Keeping toxins out of the water supply is also important, so dispose of chemicals and poisons properly by contacting waste management programs near you, and use biodegradable products whenever possible.
Turning the lights out when you leave an empty room is the simplest way to save energy! Adding Energy-efficient appliances, which are often easy-to-find and affordable, will help conserve energy every time you use them. You can also save energy by unplugging items when they aren’t in use; that way, they won’t continue to pull power.
Recycle your everyday waste
It’s easier than ever to save paper, plastic, aluminum and glass from landfills and getting them recycled into new, useful items. Just by taking your recyclable materials to one of the Bexley recycling rooms, you’re helping to preserve the environment!
Eating more Green What we eat matters. The food choices we make every day have a big effect on the environment. The good news is that Jersey City has a wonderful farmers market not too far from your Lenox apartment. Even small changes in what we buy and eat can add up to real environmental benefits, including fewer toxic chemicals, reduced global warming emissions, and preservation of our ocean resources. Eating “green” can also mean eating fresher, healthier foods while supporting our famers.
Want to commemorate the day and celebrate it outside? There’s a great event happening at Liberty State Park on April 27th! Thousands of adults, teens and kids look forward to attending the “litter free” and “carbon neutral” event filled with non‑stop entertainment and non‑stop educational fun.
Liberty State Park, located at 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Lenox apartment, is known for its Waterfront views of Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island plus miles of tree-lined walkways.
The historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal sits prominently at the north end of the park. A two-mile promenade, the Liberty Walk, links the picnic area and the Interpretive Center while presenting visitors with a sweeping view of the Hudson River. An outdoor performance area and other improvements mark the northern section of the park, while the western portion is dominated by the state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center.