Earth-friendly College Shopping Means Saving Some Green!
no longer just a trend or a fad to try and live as green as you can.
Being environmentally friendly is a way
of life for some! Depending on
how serious you are at it, trying to practice earth-friendly means of
living can be a
challenge. There are definitely restrictions and choices
you’ll have to make. When it comes to dorm shopping, though, there are
some surprising yet simple ways to help out the earth. Let’s face it,
our environment has had to bear less-than-healthy effects due to
humanity, so doing your part to help the environment can only benefit.
Plus, environmentally friendly living and shopping can help you save
some green as well! Using less means having to buy less, which means
more money saved. You might be wondering how your dorm shopping can
seriously relate to all of this- it can! DormCo has some great
earth-friendly college supplies, and we also have some tips on how
certain dorm items can contribute to green living.
Rugs for college are key dorm decorations. College posters are always the first things to come to mind when decorating your dorm room, yet that
dorm floor is just one big, blank canvas waiting to be covered by a
great-looking college rug. Here’s where DormCo offers a vast earth friendly selection. We have dozens of cheap rugs and designer rugs
that are made from recycled materials. Some of our dorm rugs are made
from recycled bottles, which means they’re also very lightweight and are
durable enough to be kept outside! Others are made from recycled
cotton. Considering that rugs for dorms are fairly large college
supplies, it’s a lot of material and manufacturing that you’re helping
to reduce by purchasing a rug made from recycled materials.
Sometimes, even the simplest of dorm items can be made to be more green. Instead of microfiber dorm sheets or water-intensive cotton dorm bedding, our dorm experts recommend a set of Bamboo Twin XL sheets for your dorm supplies checklist. Bamboo uses less water to grow and is better for the environment than cotton, with a silky smooth feel that is sure to make your dorm bed more comfortable. Sustainable bamboo dorm bedding can be a great way to lessen your carbon footprint when you're doing your dorm room shopping. No, this product won’t suddenly reverse global warming, but it’s the little choices we make that can have a big impact on being green!
This certainly isn’t a comprehensive list of dorm items that are green or ways to keep your dorm shopping as green as possible. As anyone who tries to live a green lifestyle knows, it takes creativity sometimes. So let these items be your start, but keep thinking green as you continue dorm shopping. After all, until we’re living in space, keeping the earth first can’t hurt!