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Sustainability - How to Get Involved

There are plenty of easy steps you can take to help the mission of sustainability, on and off campus. Some of which are:

  • Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
  • Shut off your computer at the end of the day and put it sleep mode while you are out, your computer will use 80% less energy.
  • Print with consideration. Print double-sided papers when you can or use recycled paper.
  • Walk/bike more often to conserve gas and cut down on air pollution.
  • Shut off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Don't leave the shower running while shaving your legs or conditioning your hair. Each minute in the shower uses 2 gallons of water.
  • Wash dishes by hand, shutting off the water in between rinsing dishes.
  • Use power strips and shut them off when you're not using the appliances. Chargers, fans and other electrical appliances still draw electricity even when the're off.
  • Only do a load of laundry when you can fill the washer.
  • Recycle! Recycle bins are located in every building on campus. Separate your papers, plastics and waste.
  • Don't use bottled water. Tap water is actually held to higher regulations and is checked multiple times a day, not to mention you will be cutting down on plastic consumption. Instead, buy a water bottle and reuse it.