5 Ways Students Can Go Green While They Are In School
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With Earth Day right around the corner, many college students are probably thinking of ways they can reduce their carbon foot print. I personally have started to take many steps to go greener, and I found that it's a lot easier than you may think. Here are a few ways any college student can go green while they are in school.

Buy a reusable water bottle.

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Reusable water bottles are more accessible and more cost-efficient than plastic water bottles. Once you buy a reusable water bottle, you don't have a need to keep purchasing plastic water bottles.

Purchase reusable shopping bags.

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Reusable shopping bags are more durable than plastic bags, and they hold more. What takes two or three trips with regular plastic bags will only take one with a reusable bag.

Purchase Reusable Straws.

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It took a little getting used to when I first started using reusable straws, but I now keep my straw pouch in my book bag, and I carry it with me all over campus. I also feel a little bit better knowing that I'm saving a turtle.

Take the bus or carpool with a friend.

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Taking the bus is something that I do whenever I am heading to campus. However, when I'm heading home, I will hitch a ride with my friend on the way back to my apartment, or I will take the bus.

Decrease your meat consumption.

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Now, I'm not saying that you should give up meat completely, but try going meatless once a week. Who knows, you might even enjoy it!

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