Caring for our planet is a shared responsibility, and going back to school is the perfect time to assess your personal footprint and take some practical steps to reduce it. Project Green Dorm (PGD) presents simple ways to green the back-to-school experience, whether in a dorm, off-campus housing, or an apartment. Each of the twelve lifestyle categories featured in PGD has a corresponding Pinterest board highlighting products, resources, and tips for a sustainable college lifestyle.
As you decorate your new living space, we hope to encourage you to buy less and shop smart. Look for labels like USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, BPA Free, Fair Trade, and 100% post-consumer recycled, as well as items that are second hand, recycled and "upcycled." If you buy new, purchase sustainably and support businesses and companies that are doing right by you and the planet. Informed consumers can and will change the world!
Check out our Green Dorm Checklist for some great ideas!
The Green Dorm Checklist will give you some ideas about the sustainable necessities that will make your new dorm an green haven!