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GUIDE TO GREEN LIVING

Life as a young professional or graduate student can be difficult. If you are just starting out in your career field, you are beginning a completely new lifestyle and must learn how to acclimate to working full time. Graduate students are also busy juggling an extensive course load. Even though you may not have a lot of time on your hands, you can feel better knowing you are helping the environment in your State College apartments.

Green Apartment Living

Living green does not have to be complicated. There are many small changes you can make to your lifestyle that can positively impact the Earth. Take advantage of these following practices that will greatly help the environment.

Limit Your Wasted Paper

  • One of the simplest, yet most effective, ways you can help the environment is to reduce the amount of paper you throw away. Unsubscribe from companies that send you multiple advertisements in the mail every month and register to pay your bills online.
  • Don’t be one of those grad students with huge binders filled with notes on countless pieces of paper. If you take notes on your computer, not only will you be saving trees, but your notes will be easier to access.
  • Many people find a never ending supply of receipts at the bottom of their purses, briefcases and backpacks. You can avoid this by asking your cashier if your receipt can be emailed instead.
  • When you do have paper you need to dispose of, don’t just throw it away. Instead, ask the management at your student housing near PSU if they have any recycling options available to residents.

Use Environmentally Safe Cleaning Products

You may think you are being productive by actually taking the time to clean your PSU student apartments regularly. However, if you choose to clean with traditional cleaners, you are contributing many harsh toxins into the environment. Instead, look for nontoxic and biodegradable cleaners, which are available at most grocery stores. If you are living on the tight budget most graduate students and recent graduates have, you can look up simple recipes online to make your own natural cleaning products.

Take Advantage of Public Transportation

Though you may be tempted to consider driving to campus or work everyday, keep in mind environmentally friendly alternatives. The city of State College has a bus system that you can use to get to campus or work. You can also choose State College student apartments near PSU such as The Metropolitan, so you can walk to class instead. Another option is to ride a bike, which is both a green and a healthy mode of transportation.

Minimize Energy Consumption

One of the most important aspects of living an environmentally friendly lifestyle is to limit the amount of fossil fuels you consume. You can begin to reduce the amount you use by lowering the amount of electricity you use. When you are not using your electronics, make sure they are unplugged. Even if they are turned off or on standby they are consuming energy so they must be unplugged.

You can also opt for mild temperatures within your Penn State University student housing. In the winter, turn your thermostat two degrees colder and in the summer, adjust it two degrees warmer than your normal setting. These tips will help you protect the environment and save money on your monthly utility bill.

 

Go Green at Your State College Apartment

When you decide to live a lifestyle that benefits the environment, you don’t have to sacrifice time and money. Instead, there are many simple steps you can take that will not require time from your busy schedule and will actually save you money. The Metropolitan is optimal for green living because our luxury apartments are well insulated, which reduces the amount of wasted energy. Our convenient location also allows you to get to campus on foot. Contact us today for a tour of our spa-like amenities and stylish apartments.

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