Green Tips

Throughout the year improvements will continue to be made to campus to conserve energy, programming to educate about energy conservation, and Green Tips that focus on energy conservation.

Turn the Light Off. When leaving a room or office for more than 5 minutes, save electricity and turn off the light. This simple thing can save money and the environment.

Maximize computer efficiency: Make it a habit to turn off your computer [and the power strip it's plugged into] when you leave for the day.

B.Y.O. Bag: Bring your own bags when shopping or taking items to an event. If you shop once a week, you'll have kept about 250 to 1,000 grocery bags out of our landfills in five years. If one ton of plastic bags were reused or recycled, it is the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil is saved!

Think before you Print: An average office worker can go through over 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year; think before you print. Every time, ask yourself, "Do I really need to print this?" If the answer is yes try printing on both sides, avoid color printing as much as possible, and use low toner or draft mode whenever you can.

Purchase recycled materials whenever possible: It actually takes 60 percent less energy to manufacture paper from recycled stock than from virgin materials.

B.Y.O. Mug: Take a reusable mug to the coffee shop or cafe.

Leave your Car at Home: Walk, bike, car pool or consider taking the bus. If you leave your car at home two days a week, you'll reduce CO2 emissions by 1,590 pounds a year.

Various tips obtained by http://www.earthshare.org/2008/09/cool-the-globe.html with granted permission.

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