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Living Clean in a Crewhouse

Whether you’re staying at the crew house for a couple days, a couple weeks, or a couples months, we should all be living clean and going green.


This may seem like a bit of a no brainer, but sometimes it is actually pretty easy to forget. In Fort Lauderdale, there are designated recycling cans that the city collects every week. Even Peter Pan Crew House has a lovely little blue bin that makes is easy for you to toss out your recyclables. Whether its beer bottles, green bean cans, or the styrofoam box your Tap 42 burger came, in give mother earth a hand and recycle.

Reusable Water Bottles

Last year, the average American used over 167 plastic water bottles, but only recycled 38. That is a lot of plastic going into our earth and our oceans. Instead of buying bottled water, opt for a reusable water bottle. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Brita Water Bottle—the best part about this water bottle is that is comes with its own filter.

  • Swell Bottle—it’s super sleek and super insulated to keep your water chilled and your coffee hot.

  • Contigo Water Bottle—it comes with its own straw. What more could you want?

Beach Clean-Ups

We are so lucky to live somewhere like Fort Lauderdale where there are miles and miles of beaches for us to enjoy whenever our heart desires. So, it wouldn’t kill us to give back and help keep those beaches beautiful. Every second Saturday of the month from 7am to 11am, the city of Fort Lauderdale hosts a beach sweep. So, get some friends from the crew house and save the date—afterwards you can all treat yourself by splurging on some bottomless mimosas.

Lifestyle Changes

Going green is a lifestyle. It takes some work, but a few baby steps can help keep our earth cleaner. Here are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make:

  • Use your own bags. Worldwide, 2 million plastic bags are used each minute. Instead of getting plastic bags when you go grocery shopping at Publix, opt for paper instead or bring your own reusable bags. If all ten people at the crew house had one reusable bag, every day we could alternate using each other’s bags and help out the environment.

  • Give up straws. From American Social to Burger King, everywhere you go in Fort Lauderdale hands out plastic straws. Unfortunately, plastic straws can’t be recycled so they pose an even greater problem to the environment. Instead of contributing to waste with plastic straws, opt for glass or metal straws—or even something biodegradable like bamboo—when you’re at home.

  • Give Meatless Monday a try. 18% of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming come from livestock. Eating less meat means reducing the amount of livestock needed so, go ahead and give Meatless Monday a try. Our recommendation? Tap 42 has an awesome veggie burger that just so happens to be half off on Mondays.

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