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Green Tips for Students

Green Tips for Students

Green Your Room

There are so many way that we can each make a difference for the Earth. Individual actions make a big impact on energy reduction, water compumption, local purchases, reducing consumption, trashing less and recycling more. Your res hall room isn't any different.


Check out the Res Hall Association's Example Green Room to get started.

More Green Living Tips for Your Res Hall

  • Fill empty spaces of your fridge or freezer with bottles filled with water. It takes less energy to cool water than air.
  • Use wool dryer balls in the clothes dryer to decrease drying time.
  • Seek out a sunny room to study or hang out instead of turning on lights during the day.
  • Water your plants with water leftover from your water bottle or even soapy water from the sink.
  • Seek out low flush toilets on campus.
  • Only wash full loads of laundry to save water and energy.
  • Look into joining a TerraCycle group or starting one for items you often throw out but can't recycle on campus.
  • Seek out recycling bins if there isn't one nearby and let us know if we need to establish more.