The CHR Horticulture department visited a few communities in the CHR portfolio over the last few weeks. They showed up bearing gifts in the form of herbs and flowers and all they asked for in exchange was a small donation to a selected charity. Of the seven hosted events, a total of $1600 dollars was raised in charitable donations.
CHR is teaming up with Charles River Watershed Association for the 6th time to aid their Earth Day efforts!
This is the 16th annual Earth Day clean up for CRWA and thousands of volunteers show up to beautify the banks of the Charles River from Bellingham, MA to Boston, MA. All are welcome to join CHR's effort or other sponsored spots along the river.
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
9am - 12pm Rain or shine!
We all want to be good, but sometimes buying organic isn’t always possible when you’re trying to stay within your budget. The Environmental Working Group has found that people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables consume an average of 10 pesticides a day and washing doesn’t always help. In the Greater Boston Area and in Providence, RI we have access to great farmer's market's and local farms.
Here are some tricks to cool your apartment and conserve energy during the hot summer months:
Fans: Desktop and floor fans use dramatically less energy and are a great supplement to your A/C. You can raise your thermostat up to 9 degrees higher and feel the same amount of cool in the air if you use a fan and A/C together. Plus, you could save up 30% on your energy consumption!
Many big steps this past year for living green!
It's been frigid the last few days and the low temps will continue through the weekend. Here are three easy ways to keep you and your apartment warm without touching thermostat.
Today is National Houseplant Appreciation Day! Houseplants are not only great for brightening up your apartment space, but they can clean the air around you. Here are the top four plants that can help remove stale winter air.
How many people out there bake fresh bread every week? Good for you! We wish we had the time! The rest of us have to settle with a loaf of bread from the supermarket in that ever present plastic sleeve. If you go through a bag a week like us that's 52 plastic bags a year for around 13 million households in just the New England area alone.