We know college times can be challenging, busy schedule, tight on money and not enough sleep. Going green might seem out of reach but we are here to help you through it!
Living sustainably is simpler than you think, in fact, with just a couple adjustments in your daily route you can proudly acknowledge that you are making a difference on the Earth.
Here are our Top 10 Eco Friendly Tips for College Students (or anyone on a tight budget.)
1- Bike or Walk More
Not only does this lead to a healthier lifestyle and better time management, you are actively helping out by using less gas and creating less pollutants.
2- Use Less Energy
Turn off the lights when you leave the room, adjust the thermostat when you are not going to be around and unplug whenever possible. You can even you a power strip and just flip the switch when you’re done. Plus, you’re power bill will go down!
3- Opt out of Junk Mail
Why get a bunch of mail that you don’t read anyway? You can opt out of most unwanted mail by calling 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or visiting www.optoutprescreen.com.
4- Go Digital
Take note on your phone or tablet, ask for digital catalogs or copies of anything you can think of, get emailed receipts, etc. After all, this is the digital age.
5- Get a Cool Water Bottle
Buying water bottles adds up quick, not just in waste but money too. Get a cool water bottle that you don’t mind carrying around. Fill it up where you see a water bottle refill station and never worry about buying the plastic ones again!
6- Eat Less Meat
Raising livestock is one of the biggest producers of CO2 on our planet. By cutting out even just one meat meal a week you are helping reduce greenhouse gases. If you feel up to it, try going vegetarian and see how many delicious options there are out there!
7- Reduce Reuse and Recycle
Reduce waste however you can, use less paper towel, skip plastic plates and have guest bring their own cup when hosting a party, which also helps with clean up! Be creativity in thinking of ways to reuse anything, take your own bags to the grocery store, use a bottle for a vase or home decor. It’s fun! Give it a try. Of course, whatever you cannot fit another purpose for, be sure to send it off in the recycle bin.