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Students Lean Toward Green Colleges

Money is always a concern, but college students of the 21st century have a new definition for the “green” associated with going to school. Incoming college freshmen are adding eco-friendly attributes to their lists of criteria when choosing a college. Colleges and universities across the country having been demonstrating an increasing commitment to sustainability and their efforts are paying off.

Financial aid, dorm conditions, degree programs, location, college size and a plethora of other factors still help determine student decisions but the “green” factor on campus is proving to climb the list. When comparing schools, many students now look at how colleges are addressing their carbon footprint and reducing damaging effects. To aid students in their eco-friendly quest the Princeton Review has released a guide to 311 colleges and universities that demonstrate the most dedication to going green. The list includes 308 schools in the U.S. and 3 in Canada.

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The Eco-Friendly Bag for Back to School

rickshaw-eco-friendly-bagAre you in the market for a new school bag? Do you also want to lower your carbon footprint? Then you’ll want to check out Rickshaw Bagworks’ Zero messenger bag. The “Zero” means that there’s zero manufacturing wastes created by making the bag. Plus, the bag is made entirely from recycled fabric in San Franscisco. It comes in three sizes, so you can pick the pack that matches your workload.

The new tweed styles are particularly fashionable for this fall. This classic fabric ensures that your bag will be in style for a long time. If you’re looking for something a little more eye-popping, they also carry a whole rainbow of colors, all with a stain-resistant coating.

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