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.

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