It’s Easy Being Green: Plants in College

  • Published on June 16th, 2014 by

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What’s on your packing list for college?

Clothes? Check.

Notebooks? Check.

Plants?
You read correctly! Plants in college. Dorm room gardens are the new futons, and there’s no wondering why. Having a small plant or two can reap tremendous benefits for your health, stress levels, and overall state of being.

Responsibility: Humans tend to have more empathy for people and things other than ourselves. It’s not our fault- just human nature. So as humans, let’s embrace this nature in a fresh way! A lot of freshman let themselves go in their first year of college whether it be physical, emotional, or academic. Looking out for a plant may be the inspiration you need to look out for yourself, too.

Health: Spending a lot of time in a closed room in a huge building may not necessarily be providing enough fresh air. Plants are like green purifiers that can lower toxin levels boost oxygen to keep you at your healthiest!

Stress: Use indoor gardening as a hobby to steal away some alone time. It’s a no stress activity that’ll take you to another world away from the studying and craziness of school.

Not sure which plant is right for you? Check out some of these options!


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About the Author

Hi, y'all! Leah here. Commonly mispronounced as lee-uh but kindly corrected as lay-uh. Born and mostly raised in metro Atlanta and will be studying Environmental Engineering in the big ATL for the next four years at Georgia Tech. I'm a optimistic realist, an organized mess, and your go-to girl for all things eco-and-college-friendly!