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Planning a green college move

College students can make their move an environmentally friendly one.

College students can make their move an environmentally friendly one.

August will be full of college students all over the country moving into on-campus dorms and for some, their first apartments. There are ways for to make this relocation an environmentally friendly one.

Using the old adage "reduce, reuse, recycle" is a great way to think about an upcoming college move. "Moving to college offers a great way to revisit old moving habits and replace them with choices that get the job done as well as reduce the impact on the environment," nonprofit organization Your Olive Branch said.

Before packing up, college students should go through their belongings and get rid of everything they don't use or need anymore. That way, less has to be packed. Getting used boxes from grocery and liquor stores, as well as from Craigslist is also something to consider, Your Olive Branch said. Reusing towels and newspapers for packaging material, and asking neighbors for their old packing materials helps reduce waste.

Moving to college and away from home is a life-changing transition for many young adults. This is an event that should be well planned out in order for it to go as smoothly as possible.ADNFCR-3450-ID-19918068-ADNFCR