Many active living seniors do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint, from carrying reusable grocery bags when shopping to using a water filter instead of buying water bottles.
However, there are almost always more measures that active living seniors can take to benefit the environment.
At the Cedar Crest active-adult retirement community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, residents are utilizing technology to benefit the earth - many have signed up to go completely paperless, according to NJ.com.
Those who choose to sign up for the program will receive email alerts and notices, instead of getting flyers from the community in their mailbox. Nearly 200 of the 1,900 active living seniors who reside at the Cedar Crest have made the transition already.
"It seems that more and more you're seeing senior citizens online and on the computer," Matt Elliott, a global warming and clean energy advocate told the news provider. "There is a move away from the classic letter-writing campaign, and senior citizens want to use technology like the internet and email."
Electronic documents are more eco-friendly than hard copies, but they also save space. According to MaineBusiness.com, the amount of files that can be stored on the average hard drive would take over 68 filing cabinets to house.