Green Living

      

Hands with Leaves IconLIVING SUSTAINABLY IN OUR RESIDENCES

Some of the biggest ways to reduce your carbon footprint happen within your student residence. Between water consumption from daily showers and dishwashing, to using the radiator and kettle, small things around your residence can make a big difference. 

 

That's why FIE is the ONLY non-university involved in the National Union of Students (NUS) Student Switch off during the spring and fall semesters! Check out our Facebook page to see all of the fun competitions and ways to save energy in the residence halls! 

Our day-to-day residence life suggestions are just part of FIE's overall mission to promote green living. Read more about our Sustainability values and initiatives on our webpage. 


SAVE ENERGY

Solar panels, wind turbines, and biomass boilers – eco bling is great – but there is no greater gesture than simply using less energy in the first place! Here’s how:


SAVE WATER

It's true, we are in England and water falls out of the sky all the time! But believe it or not, the south-east of England is drier than Syria.


CHEAP (AND GREEN!) LONDON

Every few weeks you will receive a Green Living London e-mail from one of the members of FIE’s Sustainability Action Group (StAG), which will feature green tips of the week, walking maps of the city, sustainability and social justice issues, or interesting photos related to the topic.


REUSABLE TOTE BAGS

During orientation, you will receive a fun, reusable cotton tote bag and asked to use it rather than amassing plastic shopping bags when you go shopping. You can feel good about carrying this lightweight bag.


REDUCE WASTE


REDUCE CONSUMPTION OF TOXIC OR POLLUTING PRODUCTS


REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND LIVE MORE ETHICALLY