Something that unites most college students is the fact that they don't have a lot of money. Being in school means you either need to work part-time, or in the case of some students, not at all. And tuition payments, along with buying books, living expenses and football game tickets, can be pretty high these days. As a result, most students are looking for ways to save money. Although green living is often associated with wealthier people who can afford special energy-efficient products, in fact there are many ways to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle without having to spend much.
Here are some tips for going green affordably, courtesy of environmental news site GreenFudge.org:
- Get a bike: College campuses can be enormous, and sometimes you need to get across campus quickly to make your next class. Riding a bike in between your courses will give you some daily exercise, which is sometimes hard to accomplish with a busy college schedule. And it will allow you to travel much more quickly and efficiently than you would with a car or campus shuttle.
- Grow your own food: It's really not very difficult to grow your own fruits and vegetables, even indoors. If you have some space, one of the best ways to accomplish this is to build your own hydroponics or aquaponics garden.
- Take showers instead of baths: A long soak in a bath tub may feel nice at the end of a long day of tests, but showers are cleaner and use a lot less water.
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