Gallery: Back To School Picks: Green Furnishings For Your Dorm or Apart...

 

THE PAPERPEDIC BED

This clever, foldable, 100% recyclable cardboard bed is heavy on the design, but light on the wallet. The Paperpedic Bed offers a temporary sleeping solution with a ton of storage. Plus if you're on the move a lot, you'll never have to ask your best friend to help you move it since it's so lightweight.

$188 at Karton >

Check out our favorite furnishings picks for your dorm or apartment.

Sustainable Wood & Organic Cotton Futton & Frame

Paperpedic Cardboard Bed

Organic Cotton Linens

Organic Cotton Towels

Eco-Sak

Recycled Bottle Oriental Rugs

Adjustable Height Geek Desk

Sayl Chair by Herman Miller

Solar-Powered Sunnan LED Light

Bedol Water Alarm Clock

Wally Woolly Pocket

Hot Pot BBQ

Brick Box Shelves

SUSTAINABLE WOOD & ORGANIC COTTON FUTON & FRAME

Futons are required furniture for any college student as they fold up out of the way and provide a place to crash for you or friends late at night. Be sure to get a good quality one like this from The Futon Shop that will last for years and is made with sustainably harvested wood and organic cotton mattresses.

$993.96 at The Futon Shop >

THE PAPERPEDIC BED

This clever, foldable, 100% recyclable cardboard bed is heavy on the design, but light on the wallet. The Paperpedic Bed offers a temporary sleeping solution with a ton of storage. Plus if you’re on the move a lot, you’ll never have to ask your best friend to help you move it since it’s so lightweight.

$188 at Karton >

CB2 ORGANIC COTTON LINENS

These aren’t your mom’s 300 count luxury sheets. Actually, they’re way cooler because they feature custom artist designs and they’re made from organic cotton. Be sure to check out the duvet covers as well as their line of organic sheets.

from $34.95 at CB2 >

ORGANIC COTTON TOWELS

Your shower experience can sometimes make or break your living situation. Be in control of at least part of it with how you towel off. Organic cotton towels are not only ultra deluxe, but also way better for the environment.

$48 at Gaiam >

ECO-SAK

You loved your bean bag as a kid and there’s no sense giving up on its plush environs now that you made it to the big leagues. Get an update to the classic with the Eco Sak with organic covers and recycled foam linings.

$219.95 at Eco-Sak >

RECYCLED BOTTLE ORIENTAL RUGS

These awesome looking oriental rugs are amazingly enough made from recycled bottles. Durable enough for both indoor traffic and outdoor weather, these rugs will stand the test of time, plus you don’t have to worry about staining them.

$49 at Vivaterra >

ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT GEEK DESK

New research shows that sitting at a desk all day working seriously affects your health. Try using a standing desk, which will help your posture, alleviate back problems and help you burn some calories.

$749 at Geek Desk >

SAYL CHAIR BY HERMAN MILLER

For those who think standing is crazy, make sure you get a bomber desk chair that will last forever. Stop buying the chintzy ones that break after the first time you take a spin on them. Last year, Herman Miller released the Sayl Chair, designed by Yves Bahar, made form recycled materials that is durable enough to last through retirement.

$399 at SmartFurniture >

SUNNAN SOLAR LED LIGHT

No need to stretch an extension cord across the room to meet up with this desk lamp. Totally solar-powered, IKEA’s Sunnan LED light is big on the brightness and low on the energy costs – so low it won’t cost you a dime after you buy it.

$19.99 at IKEA >

BEDOL WATER ALARM CLOCK

Be amazed that the power of water can awaken you from a deep slumber! Bedol has a whole series of clocks that run on water, so you never have to worry about the power knocking out your alarm. Just remember to power it up when you water your plants.

$29 at Bedol >

WALLY WOOLLY POCKET

Turn your room from drab into fab with a fantastic living wall made easy with the help of a Woolly Pocket. Use just one or a whole series to create a giant lush vertical garden to liven up your space and improve the air.

$39 at Woolly Pocket >

HOT POT BBQ

Just because you live in a small place doesn’t mean you don’t like to grill. Get a two in one combo grill and pot to save on space and grow your own herbs so you can make fantastic meals and impress your friends.

$124 at Black+Blum >

BRICK BOX SHELVES

Books are heavy and we magically seem to accumulate a lot of them during school. For those who move annually or even semi-annually, invest in a set of Brick Box Shelves that are a combo book crate and shelving unit.

€39,95 at Brick Box >

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