As the summer days begin to wane and fall approaches, the back-to-school season is a time of excitement and renewal. However, it’s also a period that can generate a significant environmental impact, from the resources used in producing school and dorm supplies to the increase in transportation emissions. This year, let’s make a conscious effort to turn over a new leaf and have a sustainable back-to-school season. By adopting eco-friendly practices and making mindful choices, we can reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet and a healthier you.
Here are a few resources to get you started:
Green Dorm Checklist
The excitement of starting college is often accompanied by the process of moving into a new dormitory or residence hall. By approaching this transition with an eco-conscious mindset, colleges and students alike can contribute to reducing waste, conserving resources, and fostering a culture of sustainability right from the start. Turning Green offers a comprehensive checklist to guide you in creating an eco-friendly and socially responsible college move-in experience.
Eating Healthy Affordably
Maintaining a balanced diet is essential for your overall well-being, but the perception that eating healthy is expensive can often deter people from making nutritious choices. The truth is, with a bit of planning, smart shopping, and resourcefulness, you can nourish your body without breaking the bank.
Building a Greener Campus
Creating a greener campus requires the collective efforts of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. By inspiring a culture of sustainability and promoting eco practices, you can contribute to a more environmentally conscious campus community.
Green Dorm Starter Kit
Turning Green Back To School Start Kits aren’t just sets of products; they are catalysts for change. The thoughtfully curated collection of essentials reflect a commitment to the planet, to future generations, and to the understanding that small actions can yield significant impact.
On the Lookout for Sustainability in Your College Town
Exploring and embracing sustainability within your college town can be both rewarding and impactful. Here’s how you can be on the lookout for sustainability in your college town.