Category: environmentally sustainable living

One Lightbulb Can Make An Eco – Difference

  Earth Day 2017 has just passed and as a tenant of a rental property you may ask yourself, “What can I possibly do to be eco-conscious in my apartment? Oak Park Aparments has one very easy green fix to help you reduce your carbon footprint. Switch out your standard incandescent… Read more »

Recycling Resolutions 2017

Every new year people resolve to improve in some way. By the end of January that resolve may have waivered. But January isn’t over yet people.  And since January is cold and gray what better way to stay warm but to de-clutter your apartment.  And as long as you are… Read more »

Easy Breezy Air Purifying Plants

In the mid-west the cold of winter can force you to spend much of your time indoors.  Being unable to open the windows to circulate fresh air can trap indoor pollutants in your home, impacting the air you breathe. Indoor pollutants are a build up of particles, gases and chemicals… Read more »

Oak Park’s Got Divvy

Oak Park’s got Divvy.  130 Divvy bikes distributed at 13 Oak Park Divvy stations as of now. Oak Park and Evanston are the first suburban sites added to Divvy’s bike sharing services. How does Divvy work?  You need a bike. You sign up for a Divvy yearly membership online ($9.95… Read more »

Oak Park’s Earth Fest 2016

Oak Park Apartments believes in living a green lifestyle which can be a challenge when operating properties that were built at the turn of the century: but by adding insulation and upgrading windows to decrease heat loss, replacing old toilets with low-flow models to save water and by using CFL bulbs… Read more »

Oak Park Is A Location To Love

When deciding on where to live we have all heard the mantra: location, location, location.   Choosing a good location to call home, whether you rent or own makes sense. What factors make a “good” location? Excellent school systems, an economically stable community, being near public transportation, jobs, entertainment and… Read more »

Oak Park Apartments Honored With VOP’s Green Award

The Village of Oak Park is a strong advocate for caring for our planet and, as a part of that mission, they recognize the efforts of businesses that are good stewards of the environment by presenting them with a Green Award.  Oak Park Apartments is proud to say that we… Read more »

A Chill is in the Air

OakParkApartments.com was looking at this mornings extended weather forecast and brrrr, this weekend looks chilly! We’d like our tenants to be as cozy as possible so by following a few simple tips you can be sure to be warm and toasty as the temperatures dip. Remove window air conditioning units: Yes,… Read more »

How To Be Green When You Clean

OakParkApartments.com is more aware today then ever about the need to watch what chemicals we are introducing into our environment.  Many cleaning products today have a long list of ingredients that no one knows what the long term effects may be. There are many more “green” products available in the… Read more »

Oak Park Awarded "Tree City" Designation, 28 Years In A Row!

OakParkApartments.com is proud of its village, Oak Park. Why are we proud, you ask?  Because for the 28th year in a row Oak Park has been awarded the designation of “Tree City”. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation along with the National Association of State… Read more »