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Go green this spring at your Olympus apartment home with these simple eco-friendly lifestyle tips and tricks from Wimberly at Deerwood.

Shop & Eat Local

While picking up takeout or popping over to an eaterie down the street for a meal is quick and convenient, it could also come at a cost to our environment. Most restaurants don’t purchase local ingredients. They often shop wholesale and have ingredients and other supplies shipped and delivered to their restaurant. This means more wasted gasoline and energy, and increased pollution and packaging materials. When meal time rolls around, try creating dishes from scratch or even ordering from a restaurant that uses ingredients produced locally or regionally in the Jacksonville area, like Kathy’s Table, True Food Kitchen, or Tossgreen.

Ever been to a farmers market before? You’ll definitely want to check out Jacksonville Farmers Market in Mixon Town. Shopping from the farmers market means you’re purchasing produce and products from the local area, which helps to reduce vehicle emissions from truck and rail shipments, and you limit extra packing and materials needed during the shipment process.

Purchase Eco-Friendly Home & Beauty Products

From reducing chemicals hiding in your all-purpose cleaner or shampoo to decreasing single-use plastic, eco-friendly home and beauty products are another way to go green in your home this spring.

Home Cleaning: Try alternative brands that are better for us, our homes, and our environments, like Branch Basics (they have an awesome Basic Starter Kit). Another powerful yet safe cleaning brand to check out is ECOS. With over 200-plus products to choose from, they have everything you need to clean practically anything!

Beauty and Skincare: ACURE offers plant- and food-based skin and hair care products. Not only are the prices affordable, the various product lines target different skin types and concerns. For those that love make-up products, 100% Pure is an “eco-luxe” brand based on its signature Fruit Pigmented® products.

Looking for more eco-friendly tips and tricks for your home? Be sure to read our other blog posts today.