Cold water can save up to 80 percent of the energy used by washing clothes in hot water.
Use cold water.
Get off the bottle.
Disposable plastic water bottles are so Nineties; get a reusable bottle.
Use your oven wisely.
You don’t always need all that space. Consider using a slow cooker, toaster oven, or microwave to save energy.
Wash full loads.
Clothes or dishes, washing full loads is much more energy efficient.
Clean with vinegar.
White vinegar can replace harsh chemical cleaners for many household jobs.
Use only the lighting you need—and turn it off when you leave the room.
Shut ’em down.
Turn off your computer and other electronics when not in use, and unplug your chargers after they’ve done their job.
Walk or bike more—it’s healthier for you and the planet.
Choose items with less packaging. And bring along your own reusable bag.
Walk the walk: Reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.
The Asher is a conscientiously designed and environmentally responsible redevelopment of an urban site, close to public transportation and with plenty of eco-friendly features built in. By choosing to live here, you’re already participating in green living.
Hover over the hotspots for a few suggestions on how you can make everyday living a little greener.