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
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Water conservation is surprisingly easy with today’s efficient options.

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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.

Something as simple as changing to LED bulbs will blow you away with savings.

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  • 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
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #7: Affordable and Clean Energy

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
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Get a handle on your plastic consumption to see how quickly waste adds up.

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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.

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  • Walk, bike, or take public transportation to your destination when possible
  • Check your tire pressure regularly to avoid decreased gas mileage
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #13: Climate Action