Green U: Staying Sustainable on Campus

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College is a great time to discover different ways to begin living a sustainable lifestyle. Living in a small community such as a college town provides you with the opportunity to take ownership of a small part of your life that can have a big impact on the environment. Many universities and colleges have sustainability initiatives that many students can take advantage of. Here are 5  examples of sustainable living that can be easily implemented into your normal routine around campus.

1. Carry a Reusable Water Bottle

Reusable filtered water bottles. Photo: flickr/rubbermaid

Reusable filtered water bottles. Photo: flickr/rubbermaid

Carry a reusable water bottle with you to stay hydrated and reduce unnecessary plastic waste. A single water bottle takes the place of over 450 12oz. bottles over the course of a semester. A bottle like this one from Rubbermaid is easy to bring to class, the library, and the gym. There are a multitude of water bottles that are made from recycled plastic you can use, or even check the campus book store to find something has a bit more school spirit.