10 Ways to Keep Your Dorm Eco-Friendly

1. Turn off the lights when they aren’t needed.

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2. Keep your heat lower/ac warmer.

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3. Take shorter showers.

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4. Turn leaky faucets all the way off.

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5. Don’t keep electronics plugged in, once they are fully charged.

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6. When getting things for your dorm, try and buy things that will work for an apartment as well.

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7. Recycle!

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8. Limit excessive use of electronics, such as TV and video games.

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9. Do your laundry in cold water and dry it with a low heat or hang to dry.

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10. Look for natural fibers when buying sheets, blankets, etc.

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Contributed by: Kirsten Drew

Photo License: Creative Commons


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