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8 Low-Effort Ways to be More Eco-Friendly While at University

8 Low-Effort Ways to be More Eco-Friendly While at University

Helping the environment and protecting resources may be very important to you and what you do at university can make a difference. Every little action adds up over time and helps to reduce your carbon footprint, whether it’s saving water or using a reusable water bottle. The following eight actions don’t require any major effort but will help to make your daily routine eco-friendlier. 

  1. Use reusable bags

One of the simplest ways you can make a difference is to use reusable bags when you are shopping for books, food or clothes. Plastic bags have become a real problem as they end up in landfills and in the ocean. 

Using reusable bags helps your pocket and the environment. Keep a couple of bags available in a convenient place and never go shopping without them. 

You must also pick up a topic of your choice and write something good around it, whether it is an essay or a research paper. If you lack the skills, you can take help from professional writers at EduBirdie. You can use the services and the handy tools that it offers, especially the plagiarism checker which is trusted by the academicians and students from all major universities worldwide. Besides the academic papers, it’s equally good for the web content plag check and is used by digital marketers and web content writers and bloggers.

  1. Print as little as possible

Lecturers may want students to have a copy of the reading when they come to class. Ask if you can use a laptop and download the reading onto it and read it from there. You can read most material online instead of printing it. 

If you have to run your writing assignment through a plagiarism checker and print out a hard copy, you should ask if you can print on both sides of the paper. You can reduce paper waste, the demand for paper, and consequently help prevent deforestation. 

  1. Don’t waste water

A simple action like turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth can save water. Keep your showering time to a minimum. If you can reduce it by even one minute, it can make a difference. Limit the amount of water you use when you wash dishes. The less water you use, the less runoff and waste water that end up in the ocean. 

8 Low-Effort Ways to be More Eco-Friendly While at University

  1. Save electricity

When you’re leaving your dorm room, make sure you always turn off the lights. Using energy-efficient light bulbs can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and they last longer. 

Lower your air-conditioning or heat by a degree or two when you can – open windows and layer clothes when the seasons start changing instead. 

  1. Cut down on bottled water usage

If the water where you’ve chosen to study is clean enough to drink without filtering, there is absolutely no need to buy bottled water. Factories that make those plastic bottles for water damage the environment. 

Get a reusable water bottle instead that you have to discard after a single use. Many campuses have water fountains designed for students to drink from and to refill their reusable water bottles. You will stay hydrated, save money and be more eco-friendly at the same time.

  1. Walk or cycle more and drive less

Walking or cycling is way better for the environment than driving a car. Wherever you can, avoid driving and walk or cycle. It will reduce your carbon footprint and keep you healthy at the same time. If you need to use your car, see if you can carpool with other students. You can split the cost of gas and make up a driving schedule. 

  1. Don’t throw away your notes

Students are often stuck with notes they no longer need. If you took good notes, instead of throwing them out, you could pass them on. You will feel good about helping other students who are doing the same courses you did as part of their education. If you can’t find anyone who will appreciate your notes, at least recycle your used paper. 

  1. Get involved

This may take a little more effort but getting involved in efforts like beach and park cleanups can be rewarding for you and the environment. 

A final word

When you’re studying at college, there are many simple ways you can be eco-friendly and reduce your carbon footprint. From printing less and giving your notes to another student to driving less and walking or cycling, all the small actions you take add up over time and make a real difference. 


Author’s Bio:

Michael Turner works in the corporate sector as a business finance consultant and has rich experience as an independent consultant as well. He helps out young students by assisting them in their essays, thesis and dissertation writing work. In his free time, he loves pursuing his hobbies – DIY woodworking, playing tennis and solving puzzles.

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