If you rent your house or apartment, you might not feel that you have much control over energy, water, air quality, and other aspects of green living. But before you give up, have a look at all the good ideas on the EPA Renter's Checklist. How many of the 49 items can you check off? The EPA Renter's Checklist includes ideas to consider when selecting your rental and once you've moved in. In the selection phase, you might look at factors such as location and energy efficiency, and even try to negotiate with the landlord for greener features. If you're already living in a rental, the list provides suggestions for smart heating and cooling, conserving water, protecting your health, and reducing waste. Not everyone can implement all the items on the list, but it's a useful resource that might get you thinking about additional ways to go green.
Emily Ho is a Los Angeles-based writer, recipe developer, and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. She is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and Food Swap Network. Learn more at Roots & Marvel Read more from Emily »