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[ Number of pinned items on this board: 43 ] Entry for Teens Turning Green's first ever Project Green Dorm Makeover Contest: create a Pinterest board with environmentally conscious products for your ideal green dorm room or living space. contest deadline: September 3, 2012 Winners will be notified on or before September 7, 2012

Large Wooden Drying Rack - I handwash so many of the delicate clothes that hang in my closet. Drying racks are so useful when you don't have a full load of laundry, or when you have to wash of an unexpected stain using the sink. With this drying rack you help conserve natural resources and reduce air pollution by air-drying your clothes. Made from unfinished pine. | found on gaiam.com | #greendorm

Digital Zen Alarm Clock - this best-selling product lets you start your day more renewed and refreshed, as it eases you out of your meditative state. Multiple reviews rave about the gentle Tibetan bell-like chimes. I like its minimal design using light, clean bamboo wood. Compared to my bulky, plastic, beaping clock, this is more appealing in every way. | found on gaiam.com | #greendorm

Bamboo All Purpose Eco Bottle - Why is this water bottle better than the rest? It works for both hot and cold beverages, and the outside is made from hand-harvested renewable bamboo, which also adds a unique look. The protected glass interior is made from recycled glass, and the screw top is made from food-grade, BPA-free plastics. I have 3-4 different types of bottles taking up space in my storage bin and this would alone would easily take their place. | gaiam.com | #greendorm

Gaiam Sol Uttama Premium Yoga Mat - When the weather outside is less than desireable, you have no choice but to figure out how to get in your exercise in the confined space of your own room. This yoga mat is made from 100% natural rubber, a sustainable resource. It's thick and provides the highest level of cushioning available on the market. | found on Gaiam.com | #greendorm

eco friendly Storage Cube in Green by Way Basics - I love storage cubes because they're minimalistic and contemporary, yet you can easily change their character with adding decor and stored items. These are popular because you buy them individually and stack them any way you want to fit your space - perfect for those tight corners in dorm rooms where your bulky belongings just don't quite fit. | found on waybasics.com | #greendorm

The Recycled Approaching Pack by Instinctive is the pack that keeps on giving. It will provide a lifetime of comfort with the peace of mind that comes with helping the environment. It's unique pattern and spacious construction set it apart from other eco-friendly backpacks. | AbesMarket.com | #greendorm

eco friendly Storage Cube by Way Basics - I love storage cubes because they're minimalistic and contemporary, yet you can easily change their character with adding decor and stored items. These are popular because you buy them individually and stack them any way you want to fit your space - perfect for those tight corners in dorm rooms where your bulky belongings just don't quite fit. | found on absemarket.com | #greendorm

"75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda" by lifehackery.com | I always hear about using baking soda for this and that - deodorant, toothpaste, cleaning, etc. But had I known it served this many purposes, I would have made it a habit start using this earlier. This will definitely keep me from having to various case-specific products. When it comes to dorm living, you learn to appreciate all the storage space you can get. #greendorm

a whole bunch of DIY cleaners for around the house! - before you go out to restock on cleaning supplies, double check what you might already have lying around. This huge list of natural cleaning concoctions is very resourceful. I might just have to try some of these sometime. #greendorm

Chicken Dippers Lunch | wholefoodsmarket.com - sometimes I hate having leave my dorm to get food, especially when I have to go when the whole crowd hits the cafeteria. Thus every once in a while I use my leftovers from dinner to make lunch for a lazy day. This easy lunchbox meal is healthy and satisfying, and all it needs is your personal fridge to store it overnight. Just another great option to put you in the direction of zero waste habits. #greendorm

Chicken Dippers Lunch | wholefoodsmarket.com - sometimes I hate having to leave my room to get food, especially when I have no choice but to go when the whole crowd hits the cafeteria. Thus when I end up with leftovers I like to make a quick lunch out of it to store in the fridge for a lazy day. This easy lunch idea is both healthy satisfying, and doesn't require your dorm microwave or kitchen to prep. #ecodorm

Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar - ACV has to be one of the best discoveries I've made this summer. Like many others who have gone all-natural on their hair routine, I use this every day as a detangling rinse and sometimes skip the conditioner. ACV has so many different uses and benefits. I've used it on bug bites, acne, and it also helps with many cold symptoms. For no more than a few bucks, it's definitely worth it to keep one of these in stock at all times. | heinzvinegar.com | #greendorm

ECOJOT notebook featured on Ebay Green - not only is this handy journal built from 100% recycled post-consumer waste but also has an awesome design. I love Ecojot journals because they break the trend of boring brown cork-colored covers that come to mind when I look for earth-friendly school supplies. Now I'm more in the mood for back-to-school shopping... | find this at ebay.com | #greendorm

Wood Stump Calendar #anthropologie - The wood matches well with little sketchy graphics. Cute, minimal and charming. The small stump beats the typical clear plastic props. | find this at anthropologie.com | #greendorm

Abstract Framed Art Paper Quilt Multi Colored Set of by Pinoodles on Etsy - Mixing patterns, colors and textures can always turn simple layouts into lively, vivid prints. These paper quilts have a cheery boho vibe and each set is unique. Pinoodles' shop uses eco-friendly materials, upcycled and recycled when possible. Their charming decor well-demonstrate the creative recovery of scrap textiles. | find this at etsy.com | #greendorm

Colorful Recycled Highball Glasses by Evergreen Enterprises - featured on Ebay Green - These cups are perfect for any occasion and definitely help to brighten up a room. They would also serve as simple decor lined up in a row for storing small items. It's an easy way to add a pop of color among neutral-colored furniture and wood grain. Made out of recycled glass. | find this at ebay.com | #greendorm

sandwich Zippit bag reusable and eco friendly - by LoveForEarth on Etsy - during summer school I went through a lot of zip-lock bags, so I in the habit of washing and reusing them. I had to flip them inside out and place them awkwardly on top of my counter to to let them air dry. These Zippit bags look very useful for food on-the-go or storing in the fridge. They keep your food dry and fresh, and of course you can easily handwash them to reuse over and over again. | from etsy.com | #greendorm

Numi organic tea [numitea.com] - When I was browsing the tea shelves for the first time at Whole Foods the other day, I picked out a box of Numi tea. Numi makes it their mission to spread the word about Pu-erh tea which I had never heard until now. While maintaining a strong commitment to nurturing people and honoring the planet, this tea company supports non-profit organizations, fair trade and fair labor. #greendorm

Bow Bin by areaware.com - I spotted this one in a magazine featured among other nature-inspired pieces. This basket combines hand-woven and sustainably harvested rattan with bright plastic, which will look right at home among light green eco decor. This was made by the indigenous Aeta people of the phillippines using traditional basket weaving techniques. The contrasting flare of woven rattan works surprisingly well as an accent to enforce the association between green and nature. #greendorm

Turquoise Silk Scarf by Under the Tamarind Tree Store - you don't always have to compromise style when going green. These silk scarfs in various colors are handmade by traditional artisans in Vietnam. Under the Tamarind Tree is an ethically sustainable trader of jewellery, accessories and homewares, promoting fair trade products. | underthetamarindtree.com.au | #greendorm