8 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly College Student

August 6th, 2015

Summer is simmering down as over a million new freshman prepare to enter their first year of college. Over 3.6 million dollars is spent on dorm decor and necessities every year, which can create a lot of waste in the environment. Let us help you reduce your carbon footprint with this list of helpful tips to create an eco-friendly dorm space!movie Nocturnal Animals 2016

 

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1. Buy used second-hand items. Have fun thrifting around Goodwill for furniture or fun dorm decor.

2. Energy Star appliances will use less energy. Try to purchase 3 in 1 appliances, which will also use less energy. Also always remember to unplug them when you’re not using them.

3. Use LED light bulbs.

4. Buy bedding that’s organic cotton and fairtrade certified. A quality set of bedding can last throughout all 4 years of college.

5. Use all-natural cleaning products, such as Meyer’s or Greenwise. It’s super easy to find coupons and promos online to stay within your student budget.

6. Invest in reusable water bottles and portable coffee mugs. Most coffee shops on campus will be happy to fill your refillable coffee mug with whatever fancy drink your heart desires.

7. Make sure you bring a bike for around campus transportation. If you don’t have one, Craigslist or Freecycle are guaranteed to have affordable bicycles that might just need a little TLC.

8. Always recycle! Even you have to to venture outside your dorm building, it’s worth the exercise and shows your appreciation for the environment.

 

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