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Trying to stay green while living in a college dorm? This new series has info you'll want:

This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on "Greening your college life." As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college. Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don't have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products. However, even if you live in an older building — and even if you're not in college — it's still possible to make a difference and have a positive environmental impact. Here's how One of the most important ways a person can affect change is by lowering the amount of energy they use on a day to day basis. There are two simple things every college student can do to make their dorm or apartment use less electricity. 1. Invest in a Smart Power Strip A lot of people are unaware that appliances like computers, phones and other plug-in devices do no...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-be-power-saver

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