Eco-friendly college living tips

This is a smart strip power strip. Cutting off power to the electronic plugged into the blue outlet automatically causes the electronics plugged into the red outlets to shut off. Photo by villagelinca, Flickr.

Sustainability at Iowa has released a list of tips to make college living more eco-friendly.

The advice includes using a Smart Strip Power Strip, which will shut off a group of electronics whenever one of the electronics in the group is turned off. For instance, you could group a TV, DVD player and cable box together, and set up the power strip to automatically turn off the DVD player and cable box every time you turn off the TV.

Other recommendations include purchasing Energy Star products, shopping at thrift stores and avoiding motorized transportation when possible.

Read the full article here.

About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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  1. Pingback: ISU tips for being a “green” college student | Iowa Environmental Focus

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