Going green at college can be easier than you expect. There are multiple ways for students to reduce, reuse and recycle. Here are some great examples you should try.
Print your papers double sided. Not all professors will accept you to do this on assignments, but print off assignment sheets and notes this way. I personally always print on both sides unless I am turning the paper into a professor. It helps you out by making your folder or notebook more organized!
Do not print anything you do not need. Save paper just by printing frugally. At BGSU they are only giving you limited prints starting fall 2010. This is a great way for the students to really question if what they are printing is useful. After so many prints, students will start to be charged for every paper printed.
Buy used textbooks. Well, this one should be obvious. Most students want used textbooks not because they are recycled, but because they are cheaper! So use sources like Amazon and eBay to find used textbooks at a reduced price. If you still have a hard time buying the book, share with a friend!
Borrow clothes. Share clothes with your friends. Once again most college students do this because we are lacking funds as it is. You may not have even realized that just by borrowing clothes instead of buying the same shirt you are recycling!
Hope you guys find these useful! Reduce.Reuse.Recycle.
I am currently a senior at Bowling Green State University. I will graduate this year with a degree in Journalism and minor in sociology. I grew up in a household where recycling was the only way of life. After coming to college, I remained faithful to my ways. I still contiunued to recycle without my parents telling me to do so. I started this blog to show how easy it is to recycle on a college campus and what kind of benefits it has for the world.