Thursday, August 30, 2012 | By ShanB | Comments Off on College – An Opportunity To Live Green!
Greenversations is an official blog of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). A recent post reflects on the college experience, whether it’s living in the dorms or an apartment off campus. It’s contains some simple ways a recently independent college student can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate:
Buy ENERGY STAR products: You may be deciding which mini-fridge or light bulbs to purchase for your dorm or apartment. Look for ENERGY STAR products that meet energy efficiency requirements and can save you money while protecting the environment.
Turn off the lights: Our parents yelled at us for a reason. Leaving the lights on raises the energy bill. Whether you’re paying the bills in an apartment, or not paying the bills in a dorm, leaving the lights on uses more electricity and contributes to climate change.
Find out what else college students can do to protect the climate here.