6 Tips on How to Go Green at College

Sustainability is a growingly important word in the media, but the truth is that many people still think that environmental concerns are a responsibility exclusive to the government and large companies. This idea could not be more wrong. Incorporating sustainable attitudes into our daily lives is a duty of every citizen who is concerned with our planet and how we will leave it for future generations.

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How to Set Goals to Become More Eco-Friendly

At some point, most people come to realize that living a more simplistic life has tremendous value.

For starters, it can reduce stress levels. While that alone is a good enough reason to simplify your life, there’s also the fact that you can contribute to a greener world. The information below can help you set goals to become more eco-friendly. Although it won’t happen overnight, you’ll appreciate making small changes that start to add up over time.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

7 Easy Ways to Start Going Green

Many people want to live a more environmentally-friendly life.

This can, however, seem like a big project to take on. The good news is that even minor changes can have an impact. Furthermore, it is better to get started with small steps now than to wait to do more in the future. The following are seven ways you can start going green right away.

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Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

6 Reasons to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and there’s no better time to start redeeming it than today.

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Jim Hughes is a content marketer who has significant experience covering technology, finance, economics, and business topics for about 3 years. He likes to share all the insight and knowledge he has. 

How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms at Home (and Get Plenty of Flavor and Protein for Free)

You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner.

It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using sawdust or spent coffee grounds as the growing medium. Mushrooms appreciate the nitrogen in coffee grounds, and the coffee-making hot water treatment clears grounds of mold or microorganisms that might compete with your fungi as they get their mycelium running.

Some Japanese researchers are treating cancer patients with a compound derived from mushrooms.

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YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

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03/09/2020
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Sustainability is a growingly important word in the media, but the truth is that many people still think that environmental concerns are a responsibility exclusive to the government and large... read more
Woman comfortable at home with coffee and reading
02/21/2020
At some point, most people come to realize that living a more simplistic life has tremendous value. For starters, it can reduce stress levels. While that alone is a good enough reason to simplify... read more
Parents with kids in meadow
12/17/2019
Many people want to live a more environmentally-friendly life. This can, however, seem like a big project to take on. The good news is that even minor changes can have an impact. Furthermore, it... read more
Many homes in a hillside subdivision
09/24/2019
With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and... read more
oyster mushrooms growing on tree in woods
01/09/2015
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using... read more
Group of five college friends sitting together on a wall
03/09/2020
Anonymous (not verified)
Sustainability is a growingly important word in the media, but the truth is that many people still think that environmental concerns are a responsibility exclusive to the government and large... read more
Woman comfortable at home with coffee and reading
02/21/2020
At some point, most people come to realize that living a more simplistic life has tremendous value. For starters, it can reduce stress levels. While that alone is a good enough reason to simplify... read more
Parents with kids in meadow
12/17/2019
Many people want to live a more environmentally-friendly life. This can, however, seem like a big project to take on. The good news is that even minor changes can have an impact. Furthermore, it... read more
Many homes in a hillside subdivision
09/24/2019
With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and... read more
oyster mushrooms growing on tree in woods
01/09/2015
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using... read more