Lately, we have been consumed with learning and observing the maker lifestyle. Personally, I am still intrigued; I could spend hours looking at the cool things people have made on the internet. But I think an important point not to forget about the maker culture, is that efficiency is key. Sometimes I think we forget just how easy it is to make our days a little bit greener. To relate to our current lifestyles I found this article, “Green Tips for College Students”.
Tip #1. Recycle everything, especially paper!
This is a good tip! Not only should you recycle your used paper but use it to its full advantage first. A small tip of my own is to use the backs of any trash papers as scratch paper for studying. Not only is it efficient, it saves you money on notebooks.
Tip #8. Carry a water bottle.
This tip is such a great idea not only because it is environmentally friendly but also because it is healthy. I invested in a brita (which I highly recommend) and stopped buying plastic water bottles. Now I always make sure I have my reusable water bottle on me, which causes me to drink much more water than I use to without even thinking about it.
So for those of us that may not be technical geniuses that cannot recycle old computers parts, we can live by these simple rules. Think about how much of a change you can make. To put it into perspective, sometimes I like to think about how I have not bought gas for my car in eleven weeks! So get creative, keep recycling, and stay green!