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  • Sustainable LED Light Fixtures – Worth the Investment

    Recently, a Green Blogic subscriber contacted us to find out how we can help make his property more attractive to current and future residents with green products. The associate manager of Sustainability, Kelly Thompson, and I had the pleasure of walking the multifamily property to look for efficiencies. I’ll start by saying that it was very attractive to begin with, inside and out, but we were...
  • Recycling Labels: The Past, Present and Future

    Recycling has been around since 400 BC. The Industrial Revolution sparked demand for affordable materials; refundable depositson beverage bottles started around 1800;and government campaigns were carried out all over the world during WWII urging citizens to donate materials to aid the war effort.   A milestone in the history of recycling was the introduction of the universal symbol for recycling...
  • Build It And They Will Come (Cupcakes, That Is)

    One of the best things about my apartment is its proximity to the things that mean the most to me in life—namely, a grocery store within running distance where I can stop by for some free samples of cheese and pie after a strenuous jog and a Redbox where I can rent “Think Like a Man” for $1.27 (which turns into $5 when I forget to return it for four days). And let’s not forget McDonald’s,...
  • Getting Residents to Recycle

    Multifamily recycling is considered a challenge; however, it is possible for communities to establish and maintain successful recycling programs given the right tools and resources. A successful recycling program can be defined as one that achieves a high diversion rate, state or local goals, collects multiple types of recyclables, and makes recycling accessible to more people. The path to...

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