3 tips: Greening your student life
As a student, it can seem difficult to get the economy going, and using the SU on expensive, climate-friendly solutions doesn't always seem straightforward. Unlike homeowners, who can install an energy solution like solar cells , sell the car and replace their old oil furnace, it can seem hard to see what a student can do.
In addition, most students have a small budget, which means that the semi-expensive solutions often seem incomprehensible - but that does not have to be. Here we give you some good tips on how to make your student life greener.
1. Keep track of power, water and heat consumption
You've probably heard your parents say that you need to save on the hot water and turn off your TV on the switch when you're not using it - but there's something about the talk. Your parents are probably energy efficient with a garden heating system and a garden compost, so listening to them might actually be a good idea.
When we use electricity, hot water and heat, we often use the limited resources of the earth. You can therefore both save money and live greener by taking shorter baths, turning down the radiators and turning off your appliances when you are not using them.
2. Buy used books and do the planet a favor
Books are usually a big expense when studying. A semester's curriculum list can easily exceed $ 3-4,000, depending on your study. It is therefore a big item in the budget. However, there are two good reasons to buy your books used: the price and the climate.
In addition to saving you a lot of money by buying new books, you also protect the planet by keeping your consumption down. Danes have one of the highest material consumption in the world, which we should all help to keep down.
3. Make your kitchen more green
A place where you can really save a lot of money and make a big difference is in your kitchen. Here, you can do two things that really batter - reduce your food waste and meat consumption. It may sound complicated, but it doesn't have to be.
Keep a few meat-free days a week and you will automatically save money. Meat and fish are expensive and it also burdens the planet. In addition, you can also store your leftovers and bring them in the lunch box - so you don't have to buy expensive food in the canteen at your studio.