• Use cold water.

    Cold water can save up to 80 percent of the energy used by washing clothes in hot 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.

  • Lights out.

    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.

  • Drive less.

    Walk or bike more—it’s healthier for you and the planet.

  • Shop smart.

    Choose items with less packaging. And bring along your own reusable bag.

  • Recycle.

    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.