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Four ways to be eco-friendly in your dorm

If there’s one thing living at college teaches you, it’s that you have to adjust your ways of living. Your sleep schedule might change, your study habits, and especially sustainable practices in your life. You might find yourself struggling to maintain eco-friendly habits with an on campus lifestyle. Luckily, there are simple, yet effective ways that you can continue living a green lifestyle throughout college.

English sophomore Elinor Upham searches the racks of Wolfpack Wardrobe. (Maleigh Crespo)

Spring Cleaning & Thrifting

If you’re ready for a new spring wardrobe, go through the clothes you’re ready to toss from your dorm, and donate them to Wolf Pack Wardrobe to make space for locally thrifted threads. Not only will you save money, but you’ll prevent tons of fabric waste.

Natural light shines in through Buddig Hall dorm window (Sophia Maxim)

Natural Light is Key

Minimize or ditch the artificial light in your dorm by redesigning your room to accentuate natural light openings. Letting the sun shine in on your favorite study spots reduces e-waste from lights that have to be plugged in.

A group jogs through Audubon Park on March 26, 2024. (Sophia Maxim)

Treadmill versus Audubon Park

Audubon wins. Don’t get stuck inside the University Sports Complex for every single workout. Swap out one of your indoor workouts with a walk or run in Audubon park to reduce electrical usage from cardio machines.

Student points to Notability app on their SSO app homescreen. The note-taking app is able to be added to the app dock in SSO. (Laci Barrow)

Digital Notes

When it’s all said and done, your notebook is full, you’ve finished the class and you don’t need the notes anymore, what are you going to do? Throw the notebook away, right? Try a sustainable alternative, such as a digital note taking software like Google Docs or Notability, provided by Loyola for free! When you’re finished with your notes, just archive them and avoid creating unnecessary waste.

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Laci Barrow
Laci Barrow, Photo Editor
Laci Barrow currently serves as The Maroon's Photo Editor. Laci is a junior mass communication major focusing on public relations and minoring in marketing. She loves connecting with her community through the art of storytelling. Outside of the Maroon, you can find Laci scoping out spots to take great landscape pictures and weightlifting. For inquiries, reach out to Laci via email at [email protected]
Maleigh Crespo
Maleigh Crespo, Editor in Chief
Maleigh Crespo serves as the Maroon's Editor in Chief. Maleigh previously served as the Maroon's  Managing Editor for Print, Design Chief, Equity and Inclusion officer, and Op/Ed editor. When she’s not writing, she can be found listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, online shopping, or feeding the squirrels in Audubon.
Sophia Maxim
Sophia Maxim, Editor in Chief
Sophia Maxim is a multimedia journalist and designer from Atlanta, GA. She is The Maroon’s incoming Editor in Chief and previously served as Managing Editor for Print and Design Chief. She is a visual communication junior with a design minor. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city, listening to podcasts, and collaborating on creative projects. Sophia can be reached at [email protected].

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