Reduce Waste

Minimize Your Carbon Footprint With These Easy Tips

We’re all looking to live a little greener these days, with an eye toward the environment. With a few simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce waste and lessen your impact on the environment, often right from the comfort of home.

Eat Fresh (And Local!)

When making your grocery choices, skip excessive packaging and buy fresh fruits and vegetables without plastic produce bags, or choose paper-wrapped fish from the deli counter at either Needler’s Fresh Market and Whole Foods, both about three miles from River West Flats. Buying local produce is a great choice as well, saving on transport costs and fuel usage, on top of supporting local farmers. 

Avoid Single-Use Products

While you’re at the grocery store, skip the store shopping bags and bring your own reusable totes instead. And consider what other single-use items you often find yourself reaching for. In most cases, reusable alternatives are readily available, including washable sandwich bags, reusable beeswax food wraps, cloth napkins, and washable dishcloths in place of paper towels.

Wash Laundry Efficiently

When you head to the River West Flats onsite laundry facility to wash your reusable cloth napkins and dishcloths, make sure you’re doing laundry in the most earth-friendly way. A full load of laundry prevents water and energy waste, and washing in cold water with a biodegradable laundry detergent is an easy change to make, and just as effective at getting your laundry clean and fresh.

Reduce Car Trips

Driving less is one of the most significant ways to reduce your carbon footprint. With River West Flats’ convenient location, you can easily walk or bike to many destinations, or use the complimentary shuttle to downtown, which reduces environmental impact by transporting multiple people at once instead of in individual cars. 

Adjust Your Thermostat

Save a significant amount of energy by lowering your thermostat a few degrees in the winter and turning it up in the summer. It’s an easy way to make a big difference not only in your energy usage, but in your energy bills as well! 


The newly renovated community at River West Flats is conveniently located with amenities you’ll truly appreciate. Get the convenience of downtown living with upscale features such as a resort-style pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a Bark Park, and valet trash service. Find out what sets River West Flats apart; call us at (317) 743-2758 to set up your virtual or in-person visit.

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