Go green while living at college

Jul 27 2010

Go green while living at college
Go green while living at college
As July turns to August, the beginning of school is moving ever closer. For some students, that means going back to college and moving into one's dorm room. According to Earth911.com, there's no reason to give up going green when it comes to furnishing a temporary living space.

One of the most effective ways to be environmentally conscious at school is to make sure to recycle. The news source suggests arranging clearly marked receptacles throughout the room so that it makes it easy for guests and roommates to abide by the rules. Additionally, using a fan instead of the air conditioner can be just as effective, but use a fraction of the energy.

The news provider also recommends opening the window blinds to allow natural light into the room. This tiny step can air out a stuffy room.

Homeowners who are also looking to be more eco-friendly can hang woven bamboo shades in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. These handsome design options boast a wide variety of benefits, and because bamboo is a fast growing weed, harvesting the material does not harm the environment.
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