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Outgoing Students

  1. Instead of buying brand new furniture, see if anyone you know has furniture they no longer need or check out a second hand store that sells furniture.
  2. Replace the existing light bulbs with energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) if they aren't already. This saves energy and money on the electricity bill. 
  3. Investing in energy efficient appliances may be a bit more costly, but they save money and energy in the long run.
  4. If you plan on owning a pet, there are green ways of "waste disposal". For cats, try natural litter like Feline Pines. The more chemical and clay free, the better. For Fido, try biodegradable doggie bags when you are on a walk.
  5. Try forming a carpool with coworkers or riding the bus instead of making that commute alone in your car.
  6. Love your cup of java in the morning? Try buying coffee that has the labels "fair trade", "organic" or "shade grown".
  7. Thimbles are little attachments you place on faucets that prevent the flow of water from getting out of control and wasting more water than intended. These can be found at most hardware stores.
  8. If you have a lawn, push mowers are a great gas-saving workout!
  9. Fragrance-fee and natural cleaning products are the best way to go. Powerfully smelly cleaning agents are known to cause asthma and those antibacterial cleaners sound like a good idea, but they are actually helping create antibacterial resistant bacteria. 
  10. Washing with cold water is the most energy efficient and still effectively cleans clothes.