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Try 7 easy ways to green your dorm room

Want to make your life on campus more eco-friendly? Stand up for our climate with these simple tricks to conserve power, water, and food.

Shower shoes? Check. Extra-long sheets? Yep. Energy efficiency checklist? No worries—we’ve got you covered there. If you’re one of the nation’s 12.1 million full-time undergraduate college students, you no doubt have a […]

Fend off disease-carrying ticks & mosquitoes

It’s August, and the bugs are biting. As cases of disease from mosquito, tick and flea bites rise with the temperatures, experts offer advice on taking simple precautions to prevent bug bites.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cases of bug-borne diseases more than tripled in the U.S. […]

Play the Ready, Set, Sort! recycling game

You can learn the basics about what’s recyclable with the new Ready, Set, Sort! recycling game developed by the city of Olathe, KS.

Although developed for Olathe residents, this free game can teach many of the basic rules of handling recycling, trash and household hazardous waste. During the game, players must sort everyday materials into the correct […]

Go back to school in eco-friendly style

As you head out for back-to-school shopping, consider these 12 ideas for reducing waste, reusing and recycling to make it easier on you and the environment.

Here are a dozen tips for more sustainable school supplies, lunches, clothes, and computers.

Before you head out to buy new supplies, take stock of what is still usable from […]

Discover 5 easy ways to save water

Even on the hottest days of summer, there are still ways to save water and cut your water bills. Here are five tips for reducing your water use.

Turn it off outside

A lawn and garden can consume up to 70 percent of a household water bill during warm summer months. But there are ways […]