Sustainability Lives Here
Being a better global citizen is easier than you think.
As we build the communities of tomorrow, we’re committed to the environment – and reducing our environmental impact. Earth, and its resources, is our shared home. We believe in being good neighbors, but we also believe a commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance issues is good business.
The Howard Hughes Corporation is committed to setting sustainable 10-year performance targets that are reviewed as industry standards evolve. Big impacts start with simple steps:
1. Get informed | 2. Develop a plan | 3. Take action
Join us in creating a better world for ourselves and our future generations. It’s as easy as picking from these tips.
Slow slow slow your flow gently down the drain
Water is a shared global resource, so it’s important that we all play our part in conserving it.
- Turn the water faucet off when brushing your teeth and save 5 gallons
- Take showers instead of baths to save 30-40 gallons
- Install low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets to save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower
- Upgrade to a front-load washing machine and use about half of the water that a top-load machine uses
- Use an efficient dishwasher over handwashing and save 15 gallons of water
Water conservation is surprisingly easy with today’s efficient options.
DID YOU KNOW: Dishwashers use 4-6 gallons of water per load, compared to the 20 gallons of water needed to hand-wash an equivalent amount of dishes.
With Great Power comes Great Responsibility
Leaving the lights on may be a symbol of hospitality, but turning the lights off is a great habit.
- Install door sweeps and weather strips to seal the gap between the bottom of your door and the outside, particularly from your house to the garage
- Use power strips to easily turn off your equipment when you’re done
- Even turned off, electronics still use power, accounting for 8% of household electricity costs
- Increase your awareness, because is knowledge is power (and half the battle!) with this awesome quiz
Unlimited Refills for the Win
When most everything feels disposable, find opportunities to dispose less.
- Use a refillable water bottle instead of grabbing disposable water
- When you mow the grass, leave grass clippings on the lawn to return nutrients to the soil instead of taking up space in a landfill
- At the office, ask to have a recycling bin within reach of your desk
- Reuse binders and file folders to cut down on costs and waste
- Trade staples for reusable paperclips to make recycling easier
- Pay bills via e-billing programs to save paper
- Host a yard sale to help gently used toys, appliances, and clothes find a new home
Get a handle on your plastic consumption to see how quickly waste adds up.
DID YOU KNOW: Americans spend $31 billion dollars a year on bottled water. But, nearly 64% percent of the bottled water sold in the US is simply bottled tap water. Even worse, disposable water bottles tend to be low-grade plastic that contains hormone-disrupting chemicals and are not always recyclable.
Footprints leave zero carbon footprint
Sometimes, less is a whole lot more.
Knowing your emissions footprint is an important step in protecting our shared environment.
DID YOU KNOW: Leaving your car at home for just 2 days a week can save 1,590 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year!
- Walk, bike, or take public transportation to your destination when possible
- Check your tire pressure regularly to avoid decreased gas mileage