School & Career
Since you're probably super-rushed—off to a football game, study group, or flip cup championship—we'll keep this quick and to the point.
Say the phrase "dorm room" and several things usually come to mind: beer pong tables, blacklight posters, unkempt bunk beds, and a dearth of cleaning products. Un-green associations aside, this first "room of your own" can be an ideal area to cultivate green habits, whether it's practicing energy and waste conservation or sprucing up your space with eco-decor.
On a larger scale, institutes of higher learning are becoming breeding grounds for eco-minded student activism. Students are greening their campuses—everything from advocating local food in the cafeteria to fighting against climate change to reducing landfill waste. No matter whether you're on the four- or six-year plan, carve a bit of time out from your busy academic and social calender to make your campus a better place.