Select the search type
  • Site
  • Web
Search
Go Green banner ads

Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How to Create a Green Dorm Room

How to Create a Green Dorm Room
Creating a green dorm room can be easier said than done, depending on the school that you attend or that your child attends. There are certain rules that have to be followed based on the dorm and the campus requirements. However, there are some easy choices that you can make to create a green dorm room without breaking any of the school's guidelines. Here are three easy ways to create a green dorm room that will work on most campuses.

Use Power Strips

Using power strips is the easiest way to begin going green in a dorm environment. This is for several reasons. Since most power strips regulate the amount of energy that goes to each outlet, the chance to consume less energy and be efficient with the energy that you use is increased. Another reason using power strips can help you go green in a dorm is their ease of use. You can unplug the power strip at night or when not in use. This means less energy consumption and a green lifestyle one step at a time for the campus.

Use or Start a Recycling Effort

Unfortunately, some campuses have forgotten about their recycling efforts that started a decade or more ago. Though some colleges are catching back on to the green concept, some have still left it behind. If your college offers a recycling effort, then take part in it as much as possible. If you do not have a recycling effort on campus, then start one. These are great ways to help create a green dorm life with recycling in your own room and stretch that idea to the dorm floor, dorm hall and to the entire campus.

Green Cleaning

Green cleaning efforts in the dorm room is one of the easiest ways to create a green dorm room. After all, green living does not stop and start with recycling and natural cotton sheets. Green cleaning and keeping the dorm room clean with natural cleaning supplies allows others to see your green living efforts and allows you to share the ability to clean without the use of harsh chemicals.

Solar and Energy Alternative Items

There are some great gadgets that you can purchase for dorm rooms that are green and Eco-Friendly. One of the gadgets that comes to mind is the water powered alarm clock. This is a great alarm clock that only requires water to run. No batteries, no electrical cords and best of all it is compact. You can also go for a solar powered cell phone charger and solar keyboard to cut back on increased energy uses.
Rate this article:
No rating
Comments ()Number of views (5557)

Author: Organic Jeff

Categories: Green Living

Tags:

Print

Search Jobs

Calender

«September 2017»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
28
1719

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - In or Out?

The practice of mountaintop removal in coal mining has an enormous impact on the environment. And without further study, it won't ever stop.

Read more
29
1720

Industrial Waste is to Blame for the Blue Dogs of India

The blue dogs of Mumbai have been spotted for a several months now and the cause has been traced back to local manufacturing pollution. 

Read more
30
1721

How Plastic Ends Up In Our Seafood

Plastic pollution is everywhere we look: in the water, on the ground, in the air. And frighteningly, it's even in the very food we eat.

Read more
31
1722

Researchers Gain New Perspective on Blue Whale Feeding Behavior

We've all seen blue whales in action before but never quite like this! This footage, captured via drone, gives us a whole new perspective. 

Read more
1
1723

The Status of National Monuments Now Threatened By the Trump Administration

The Beauty of our national monuments has stood protected for years and years. But under the new administration, that could all change...

Read more
23
45
1724

Industrial Farming Responsible for Upcoming Mass Extinction

Researchers have found that industrial-level farming is causing much of the pollution we're seeing today, and it might just be our downfall.

Read more
67
1725

The Environmental Benefits of Buying Locally

We've all heard about the importance of buying local. But what are the real impacts behind it and is it really worth the extra effort?

Read more
8910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678

Category

Categories

    Help Us Go Green
      
    Help Us Go Green