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Rob Greenfield’s Simple Sustainable Apartment

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Want to see what my life was like 3 years ago when I still lived in a “normal apartment?”
I think many of you may find this more relatable and achievable than living in a tiny house or with just 111 possessions so I’m really excited to share this with you!
This video was filmed May 2014 and the filmmaker never followed through to produce anything. It’s 3 years later and I finally had someone put the footage together. I hope it provides you some inspiration for simple and sustainable living in home in your apartment or house!
For more tips on sustainable living at home check out these resources:
My House Guide to Sustainable, Simple, and Healthy Living: https://www.RobGreenfield.tv/SustainableHome
My Sustainable Living Series from my bike ride across the USA:
Thank you to F1LM (www.F1LM.org) for editing this video!

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, activist, and humanitarian for a sustainable and just world. He donates 100% of his media income to grassroots nonprofits. His YouTube channel is a source for all things sustainable living, off the grid, simple living, zero waste, tiny house, grow your own food, cycling, and green.

Find Rob Greenfield on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobGreenfield
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobJGreenfield @RobJGreenfield
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brian brown says:

Love your videos…makes me wanna be a better me!!!

Jolette Zoe says:

Thank you so much! I'm selling my car for sure

Beatitude Steffen says:

Looks awesome man! My only question: what about all that flying around the world? I love to travel, but I figure any given flight pretty much negates any gains I've made trying to live sustainably in my day-to-day life. Thoughts?

Latrice Niang says:

oh my goodness this video is incredible!! thank you so much for inspiring me !!

txbobcat74 says:

But the plastic water filter, that has to be replaced at some point…it's never ending. This is my frustration.

KoolTism says:

Could you do a video on starting a garden& raising houseplants? Also awesome vid.

Susan Robinson says:

I would be very interested in you composting system. Can you show more about the barrel? Do you have a door in the bottom to remove the composted material. Would you do a video about this?

Mary Preston says:

Eventhough i can only do a littlebit of these i love the tips but with u have a tiny bed how do u have room for ur dates to spend the night with u.

Deb Wombatroo says:

D E O D E R A N T……….?

Sabrina C. says:

What do you do for a "living"? This is so inspiring!! I want to live like this and really break free (:

Loo Bee says:

Mate, you area nerd.
Super super impressive that a young man like yourself is going to the effort you are.
Very very impressive.
Thanks for sharing.

Rainbow Rainbow says:

👍👍👍 !!!

strangerpainter says:

What the deal to saving all the water, and materials and co2. if you fly everywhere, which pretty much are probably the most energy consuming activity of all? I love this video, but travel and tourism is one of the worst industries when is comes to consumption society??? Im not better myself, but i try to limit my travel by air as much as possible. Local travels are good as well

sadolan1 says:

Is your business Car2Go or just a sponsor? Probably should be transparent about products you plug–as long as you're claiming to be showing an alternative. Not much of an alternative if you're promoting the proliferation of product placement.

lutzmichaelis88 says:

Do you CO2-Offset for your flights, these emitt quite a bit…Apart from that, great lifestyle and ideias. Keep on doin what you do

Dezi says:

Instead of toilet paper, have you ever considered a bidet? There are very economical attachments you can get that concentrate a stream of water, so I believe very little water is used. Do you know if that might be better than having to buy the paper? Also, what happens when your compost drum is full to the brim and the contents have not yet decomposed? Where do you put the next batch of scraps, and how do you get the compost out (I presume its on the bottom)?

Flower says:

Where can I buy that water purifier?

spinx212 says:

where did you get the sink device that you screwed on?

ThriftedLuxe says:

Holy smokes, I just did the math. I spend about $3000 on my car a year. :O
Darn shame, but I live too far from work and school to bike(living with my folks). Where I'm about to move, it's further away than even that, but I'll be living with what I hope is a much reduced footprint in my own space(a camper/tiny house) that it offsets it. I hope having my own space sparks a lot more daring for me as well, to try more eco living experiments as opposed to feeling like I need to live a certain way because I'm living with other people.

greg washere says:

You are a great example of a human

SimJennKim says:

I put a toilet seat bidet (I bought off of amazon) on my toilet seat and use old tri-fold cotton towels. Have been doing this in place of toilet paper for 7 years now. No more bladder infections/UTIs for me. Toilet paper is a huge waste and uses a lot of water/fossil fuels to make and transport.

I just went and measured my closet. It's less than 4ft diagonally and I'm 5ft 2inches. But, I have my rolled up bed in there…I just have to unroll it and sleep in the living room when my hubby snores to loud. But, no closet room for me. haha

As for the Car2Go. It's not available in Oklahoma, I just checked. 🙁 That sucks but at the same time…I don't drive very much. Luckily the neighborhood Wal-Mart Market has pickup so I just order online and hubby picks it up on the way home from work. We are homebodies as well…so we don't go out much unless it's out in our backyard.

Please make more vids like these! I love to see people share their habits. I try to incorporate as many as possible…that my hubby will let me and try my best to pass them down to my kiddos.

passengerside66 says:

Thank you for sharing this and all your other work! Your actions and attitude are inspirational, and this video in particular is so helpful for those of us who are renting. Small question: do you recall what type of bag you were using for dry bulk goods? Thanks!

sommarsvala says:

A compost need oxygen.

EVE Growing says:

Just wondering Rob about your composting 55 gallon drum…any holes in it…how long does it take to turn to useable soil amendments? Keep up the great work, I too am a lot like you with the way I live life! We are the change we want to see in the world!!

Lifeholder says:

I loved watching this video. Thanks for sharing.

Daisy Woods says:

After the beach i always want a shower! sticky salt or whatever itches / drys me…

TM Davidson says:

A Berkey filter will remove fluoride and is gravity fed.

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