I attend college in the northeast part of the country, and I rent a place just off campus. There is hardly any parking available on campus, so I usually get stuck walking nearly a mile to reach my classroom. From September thru the end of March, the weather in my area is usually cold, wet and snowy. We deal with temperatures well below zero and feet of snow on the ground. I carry a backpack stuffed with heavy books, and walk through the rain, snow, and wind. Although I bundle up in a wool coat, boots, knitted hat and scarf, I just about freeze to death. I rush to get inside the heated buildings on campus. Unfortunately, the classrooms are not constantly kept at a comfortable temperature. For my biology labs ,the oil furnace is overused and the classroom is stale, stuffy, and overheated. In my English literature classroom, the instructor constantly opens the windows. He doesn’t care that he is wasting energy, allowing sub zero air inside, and causing his students to shiver. The open windows are forcing the oil furnace to run at maximum capacity, and I’m sure it’s costing the college a fortune. I wear my coat during the class, and find it impossible to concentrate. Sometimes, there’s even a buildup of snow on the window sill. Although I sit right beside the heating vents, I’m still way too cold. Since the heater in my vehicle doesn’t work well, I’d really appreciate to warm up before I make the long walk back across the parking lot.