Use your printer wisely: You can save paper by printing on both sides of the page. Many professors donâ€™t mind if you turn in a paper like thisâ€”just ask first.
Limit the use of disposable cups and plates in your room: Since you live on-campus, it can be very tempting to buy disposable cups and plates to save time. Buy yourself some inexpensive plates and wash them.
Limit the use of paper napkins: Since college students eat a good deal of fast food, napkins can add up. Itâ€™s good you want to be clean, but one napkin will probably do the trick. Be sure to take only what you need.
Walk, bike, and limit your use of a car: If you can get by without a car, you can save a good deal of money on gas, repairs, and over-priced student car insurance. If you do own a car, try to use it as little as you can.
Buy Green: Buy recycled products whenever you can, especially paper. Buy environmentally safe cleaning products as well. Some of these products cost less, so make sure to shop around.
Carry a water bottle: Think of how many bottles of water get consumed on a campus every day. Save waste and money and carry a refillable bottle.
Use refillable binders or take digital notes instead of notebooks: This is asimple way to save waste. If you want to save your notes after the semester is over, take them out of the binder and staple them or you go electronic and take all of your notes on a laptop.
Buy rechargeable batteries: It avoids throwing away batteries and packaging. You only have to buy a few packages of batteries over several years when you go rechargeable.
Turn off the lights in your room during the day:Â Opening the blinds in your room can add so much more light and character to your room.