How to Start Eating Eco-Friendly in a College Dorm: Dorm Food

The Sustainable Minimalist

Living in college dorms can be a tough transition, especially when most dorms don’t have kitchens or ample storage. Here are four ways to be eco-friendly in your college dorm, plus two recipes to try:

1. Try to use reusable items as much as possible

Reusable items are key to being more eco-friendly with college dorm food. In my dorm room, I use 10 piece metal cutlery, three coffee cups, two travel mugs, two water bottles, a metal tumbler, three cloth napkins, one plate, and one bowl. This has helped me to cut back on pounds of waste would have created if I used all paper plates, disposable napkins, and cups. By creating less waste, you are ending the disposable society loop.

A big misconception about having most/all reusable items that it is expensive and difficult, but in reality, you actually save money in the long run by buying a…

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