Heading off to college is exciting! As you jump into this new phase in your life, there are so many things you can do to develop sustainable habits to take good care of yourself and the planet.

It’s truly important to make the time and exert the effort, too. The average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, the equivalent of 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper. That’s only the tip of the iceberg when you think about plastic and other waste, energy use, and much more.

Plus, you need to take care of yourself so you can learn and have some fun, too.

Take action with this checklist from Project Green Schools:

Top 10 ways to take care of the planet:

Top 10 ways to take care of yourself:

Additional Resources:

Going Green at School

Going Green on Campus

Princeton Review’s Green Guide

Boston College: Sustainability – Know Your Facts

Health in College

American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Schedule

Healthy Living on Campus: How College Students Can Stay Fit

101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students

10 Healthy Eating Tips for the Busy College Student

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