Sunday, August 23, 2009
Eco-friendly Dorm Tips Countdown to the Hilltop
For the next few days, I have decided that I am going to go through some good tips to start off the new semester for all you new and returning Hoyas.
Tip #1: Think outside the bottle.
When sitting through class, trekking across campus (up and down hills), or just being outside (DC is humid, you know), you will probably want to have water on hand. Rather than stocking up on water bottles (which will cost you not only cost you a lot of money over time but also produce a lot of waste), invest in a reusable water bottle. This way, you can fill up wherever you are on campus: each building has its fair share of water fountains, and I can attest to the fact that the water is clean.
There are a variety of styles of water bottle that you can get to suit your personal interest:
Nalgenes (now BPA-free): These are most commonly associated with the plastic reusable bottles, but they make other products as well. You can get these at Whole Foods, Target, sporting goods stores, and other places as well.
SIGG (BPA-free liners): These are made from aluminum, and you will probably recognize them from their colorful styles. Check out the website or a local store to get a taste for the wide selection that exists.
Klean Kanteen (BPA-free from the start): These are made from stainless steel.
It's been a hot and humid summer, so stay hydrated and stay green.