As a Lifestyle

The choices we make every day—the food we eat, the waste we produce, the products we buy, and the energy we use—have an impact on the planet. Join us in creating a more sustainable world by making small changes every day at home, at work, and in class to live more sustainably. Together, we can make a difference!

Top Tips for Sustainable Living


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  • Take shorter showers
  • Purchase green cleaning products
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  • Use a drying rack instead of a dryer to save money and energy


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  • Buy organic, local, or fair trade food--check out the Freshfarm seasonal farmers market 
  • Eat less meat--celebrate Meatless Mondays
  • Use minimal packaging
  • Plant herbs in your windowsill
  • Compost food scraps and paper items with Colonial Composting


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  • Plug electronics into smart power strips
  • Replace light bulbs with LED/CFL bulbs
  • Buy items with these labels: biodegradable, energy efficient, recycleable, recycled content
  • Turn off lights and electronics when you leave a room


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Waste and Recycling

  • Use reusable bags instead of plastic
  • Recycle single-use beverage containers
  • Carry a reusable water bottle or mug for water and coffee
  • Repair instead of replacing clothing


Join the Movement! Take the Sustainable Student Pledge