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This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in our Planet.” Let’s take some time today to think of ways we can be more conscious of how we use Earth's precious resources, and what simple changes we can make to promote the health of our environment. You can celebrate Earth Day in many ways, big or small. By taking shorter showers, you can help conserve water. Riding your bike instead of driving, when possible, can help reduce pollution. Planting a tree or a garden can help clean the air we breathe. Any efforts you make, no matter how minor they may seem, will contribute to taking care of our Earth. If you’re passionate about protecting the environment, check out our featured  environmental activism scholarships.

Earth Day Scholarships 2022

April 22, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in our Planet.” Let’s take some time today to think of ways we can be more conscious of how we use Earth's precious resources, and what simple changes we can

Making the decision to go green is not only environmentally sound but cost effective and healthier. Here are a few tips you can take to go green on your campus!

Choose CFLs (a.k.a. compact fluorescent lamps): They use 75 percent less energy to produce the same amount of illumination and last eight to 15 times longer than incandescent light bulbs.

Start recycling! Once you start recycling, you’ll notice how much can be recycled – your recycling bin may be fuller than your trash can!

Buy used textbooks. Buying or renting used books is much cheaper than buying new books, plus it eliminates trash in the landfills. You can buy and sell used books at your campus book store, as well as rent them from sites like Bookrenter or Chegg.

Many of you have already signed leases for next year but that may mean filling your new space with couches, TVs, kitchenware, etc. Instead of going to retail stores to buy these items, you can go to websites like Craigslist, Gigoit, Freecycle and eBay. Remember, every time you buy something new, you’re adding to your carbon footprint so buy used when possible!

Use recycled printing paper. Recycled paper may cost slightly more but it saves tress, energy, water, is a pollution reducer and the use of harmful chemicals and bleaching are much less than that of virgin paper production.

Don’t drive to class – walk, bike or use the campus/public bus system instead. When you drive to class, you waste time trying to find a parking spot, increase the pollution in the air and spend unnecessary money when you pay for parking.

Use a reusable water bottle. Not only will you be saving cheddar by not buying packs of water bottles but you’ll be decreasing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills.

Going Green on Campus

February 26, 2013
by Carly Gerber
Making the decision to go green is not only environmentally sound but cost effective and healthier. Here are a few tips you can take to go green on your campus! Choose CFLs (a.k.a. compact
As further evidence that “going green” is here to stay, college graduations across the country may be looking a bit more environmentally-friendly this commencement season. According to a recent article from the Associated Press, at least 100 schools will have their graduates decked out in gowns made of recycled or biodegradable materials.

College Graduations Go "Green" with Eco-Friendly Gowns

May 11, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
As further evidence that “going green” is here to stay, college graduations across the country may be looking a bit more environmentally-friendly this commencement season. According to a recent
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, The Princeton Review has come up with a list of the 286 greenest colleges. The list is based on the notion that the environment has become so important to college students that some would base their college searches on whether or not a school is as concerned as they are about preserving the ecosystem.

Princeton Review Ranks 286 "Greenest" Colleges

April 22, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, The Princeton Review has come up with a list of the 286 greenest colleges. The list is based on the notion that the environment has become so
The benefits of a vegetarian diet are well-known, but did you know that in addition to benefiting your health and the environment, going vegetarian can also have a positive impact on your wallet?

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

February 1, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
The benefits of a vegetarian diet are well-known, but did you know that in addition to benefiting your health and the environment, going vegetarian can also have a positive impact on your wallet? If
Even as many colleges cut course offerings in the wake of budget crises, green college majors are booming. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, more than 100 majors, minors, and certificates in programs related to energy and sustainability were created in 2009.

More Colleges Adding Green Majors

December 29, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Even as many colleges cut course offerings in the wake of budget crises, "green" college majors are booming. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education,
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