8/1/2017 3:05:16 PM
If you're getting ready to go to college soon, consider a few tips to make your dorm room or apartment both more comfortable and eco-friendly.
SmarterHouse, a project of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), offers a campaign called “Shrink Your Dorm Print” to help students reduce their carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle on campus.
The Minnesota Commerce Department, which includes the state's energy office, offers a few energy-saving tips from the campaign:
As more college students embrace these small lifestyle changes, it can add up to large reductions in energy use, helping help colleges and universities achieve their energy-saving goals.
Many colleges have taken steps to substantially reduce energy consumption, and they’re empowering students to play a big role in this effort. For instance, the University of Denver has a Green Room Certification program to help students adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives. Learn more about “Shrink Your Dorm Print” and additional resources students can tap to save energy.
/commerce/media/newsletters/index.jspMinnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. If you have an energy question, contact the Commerce Department's Energy Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-657-3710.