Every choice you make while shopping can make a big difference for the environment. There are many ways that you can make conscious purchasing decisions that are environmentally conscious, too.
Choose to reuse
When you’re shopping, select reusable items like washcloths rather than disposable items such as paper towels. Bring your own reusable shopping bag for your purchases or a reusable mug or thermos for the coffee you need to get you through your jam-packed day.
Be a digital-worm
Buy digital or used books. The Norris Bookstore offers students the option to purchase their school books in used print and digital forms.
Be hip and thrift
Consider secondhand items - they’ll be unique and reduce the energy and material needed to make new clothing.
Try to repair items before throwing them away and buying a replacement.
Be a star
Go bottled water-free
Ditch the toxics
Buy less toxic cleaning and personal care products. Read the ingredients and look for natural or organic, rather than chemicals, chlorine bleach, and detergents with phosphates.