ISU tips for being a “green” college student


Video game consoles can add as much as $250 per year to your energy bill if left on for large portions of the day. Photo by ASurroca, Flickr.

Earlier this week we posted the University of Iowa’s eco-friendly tips for college students. Iowa State University also has a series of “green” suggestions for the school year.

Some of ISU’s top ten tips are to turn off video game consoles when they aren’t in use, replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights and to shop with reusable bags.

Read the rest of ISU’s tips here.

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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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