Category: Green Basics


Many people think that if someone has all of the money in the world, they would not care about the environment. That has been a major misconception about the rich people and celebrities. Today celebrities rather ride their bicycle than be stuck in a polluting car.

Everybody knows celebrities are rich, therefore they have no ego to protect. They are free to do what they want. It seems all they want to do is set an example for others to follow.

Let’s see who is going green.

          Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Looks like they are going for a family ride, but the cars behind them aren’t too happy.

By Emma Grady

Up next we have Jake Gyllenhaal

Spotted in Hudson River Park in NYC. It looks like he is playing it on a safe side with that helmet.

By Emma Grady

Owen Wilson

It looks that Owen is not in the paparazzi mood, but rather in the going green mood.

By Emma Grady

Last, but not least we have Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli enjoying their day in NYC.

By Emma Grady

These celebrities are setting a prime example for everyone to follow.

The green community solutes them.

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Photo credit: Getty Images / James Woodson

Going green in College dorms is easier than most people think. Minor adjustments to some daily routines can save money and reduce negative effect on the environment. The minor adjustment can be broken down into seven easy tips.

1.  Local Furnishings

Many students come from great distances, sometimes making several trips just to bring back heavy furniture. This can cost hundreds of dollars in gas.

This can be avoided by shopping locally for used or refurbished furniture.

2. Second Hand

Many students buy all new decorations and appliances for their dorms without realizing how many times they will have to move, then breaking them in the process.

Try shopping at eBay Local or Craigslist. Sometimes appliances like television sets, coffee makers, and lamps can be found at garage sales or flea markets for dirt cheap price.

3. Possible free stuff

Students graduate all the time, meaning they don’t want to drag anything extra back home.

Take advantage of free stuff.

4.  Air conditioning

Air conditioning uses large amounts of electricity. Cracking the window open and turning off AC at night will air out the room while reducing CO2 emissions. In warmer states consider buying Energy-Star AC units.

5. Cycling

Most collages campuses are set up for walking and cycling.

This means that cycling around campus is going to be the fastest way to get around. Also helps with daily exercise needs.

6. Paper as decoration.

Colored paper can be used from ambient lampshades to wall decorations. All it takes is some creative thinking. When the time comes to move out, just recycle it.

7. Lights

Using less light is always great way to stay green.

Many dorms have fixtures that contain two florescent light bulbs. Take one out to alleviate hospital like atmosphere, while using less electricity. Replacing old light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs will also do the trick.

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