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Kaydee
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I need to start shopping for my dorm now while the season is here even though I am not going until January. I prefer to buy things that some how positively impact the environment/people/animals but I have been having trouble in the dorm department. Help?

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lucidkitty
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Now did you mean eco friendly in terms of green materials or just in terms of say buying recycled things? You can get a lot of say linens and towels made of hemp or organic cotton from bed bath and beyond. Thegreenofficesupply sells a most of your supplies including backpacks, and they rate products by how green they are! And make your own cleaning supplies, much cheaper =).Also check out the link i have.


http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/09/green_your_dorm.php

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Kaydee
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Thanks! I meant eco friendly in terms of both green materials and buying recycled things. Until now the only thing I really found that was really eco friendly was bamboo sheets but they cost so much that I wasn't able to afford them.

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lucidkitty
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well you know when i went to college i asked family if they had anything i could buy off of them [Smile] ....i mean it's recycled essentially.....and plus its better to help your family out with some extra money [Smile] . Of course nothing matched lol....but i was in college so who cares i guess.
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coralee
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Yeah, a good way to stay green is just to buy less stuff. Some stores have marketing that makes you think that moving into a dorm room requires you to buy enough stuff to fill a small house. Really, you can use a lot of the same stuff you used before college (your pillow, blanket, small lamp, towels, for example).
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orca
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There's also Goodwill and other thrift stores. Not only do you save money, but you also are recycling. With electronics, you want to check that they actually work first. Just ask the store and they should let you do so.

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