So here is my concern. I am going away to college in the fall and am worried about what I can do to my dorm to make it more efficient when living with other people and not owning the dorm. Then I got to thinking about all the other dorms, and whether or not the school has taken it upon itself to save some green while making the dorms green. I do not know what I could do to the dorm to make it better when living with well...strangers, and don't know who I would talk to about my concerns. I know that I will be washing most of my clothes by hand, and when using the school's washing machine for jeans and towels will use my environmentally friendly detergent and fabric softener sheets, but it's the appliances and overall use of them that I am concerned about, and don't know what I could do about it. The thermostat is also an issue I am concerned with, the other people I am living with might want the air conidtioner at a much lower setting than my usual 78 degrees and when it's nice out to open all the windows. It's basically my worries about wasted energy use in the dorms,and what is recycled on campus.
Any ideas anyone has about how I can make my dorm better, and hopefully all of the dorms better, and what to do about possible disagreements with what is done in the dorm would be much appreciated. :)