It’s a bit hard to “go green” while living in an apartment, let alone university housing, but there are still a few things we can do. This Green Retrofit Checklist has a few possibilities, including the newly hip compact fluorescent light bulbs that produce less heat and use less energy. (Keep in mind that changing five of the most frequently used bulbs in a home can save $100/year.) Another option is green cleaning supplies, from dish soap to laundry detergent to bathroom cleaner. These are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources (aka no oil). Fairway and Whole Foods have lots of options, including Seventh Generation and Mrs. Meyer’s, but home-made cleaning supplies can be just as effective. There are a million recipes out there for all-purpose cleansers, anybody have favorite recipes?
Click here for more great ideas about green cleaning from National Geographic.