New Year, Greener Lifestyle: Eco-Friendly Living in DC

With more and more people having a desire to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, it’s key to know how to do it. If you’re a resident of Washington DC, or it’s on your list of possible cities to move to in 2024, the good news is that it’s not only possible to partake in eco-friendly living, but many aspects of the city make this lifestyle accessible and encouraged.

Do your part for the planet in 2024, and make sure you live with a clean conscience. Here’s how to make sure you’re going green while living in Washington DC.

Public Transport in Washington DC

If you’ve been thinking about giving up your car, the USA as a whole doesn’t make it easy. Despite what gas vehicles can do in terms of environmental impact, most of the U.S. population is dependent on having one just to make it from A to B. After all, those Uber prices would surely rack up and aren’t sustainable for most.

Washington DC is one of the very few cities in the U.S. with a comprehensive transport system, making it easy to shed your life of driving for a less stressful and, more importantly, greener alternative. The Metrorail and Metrobus are used by visitors and residents alike to get between locations, and the DC circulator offers extremely affordable rides ($1!) on certain routes.

It’s more than that, though—you might not even need to use public transport at all. Neighborhoods like 14th Street and Logan Circle in the heart of the city put you within walking distance to grocery stores, parks, and restaurants and limit the time you might need to step foot on a train or bus.

Conscious Stores and Restaurants

As well as public transport, Washington DC is home to many stores and restaurants that are encouraging recycling practices, ethically sourcing their food from local farms, and overall doing their best to ensure they don’t contribute to any harm to the Earth.

Some also offer zero-waste options, including that all of their packaging is recycled and absolutely nothing that goes from the store’s hands to yours will end up in the trash.

Places like the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Sunday Market (close to Keener Management properties like The Drake) are committed to offering local and homegrown consumer solutions, so you can be confident you’re buying ethically.

Sustainable Living Tips for a Greener Lifestyle in DC

Washington DC makes it easy to live a green lifestyle, but here are some quick tips for making sure you’re contributing:

  • Pick an apartment building that supports and contributes to your green living.
  • Give up that car; when you live in DC, you don’t need it anymore.
  • Research locally owned restaurants that are as committed to going green in 2024 as you are.
  • Reuse packaging and, where you can’t, recycle it.

As long as you do your due diligence, you have nothing to worry about in a city that will support you.

DC: Pioneering Green Living

Pioneering Green Living with Keener Management

In 2022, Washington DC was the only U.S. city to enter itself into the Global Destination Sustainability Index Assessment. It’s showing a real modern commitment to going green, and it welcomes residents who want to help it do the same. If you’ve been trying to pick a city that will suit your eco-friendly 2024 resolutions, you can’t go wrong with the capital of the USA.

Convinced you want to move to DC and begin your eco-friendly living? Contact Keener Management today. We’d be happy to decide which apartment building is right for you and put you right in the heart of all you need to succeed and feel good about your journey.

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