Staff Conservation Tips

As a community which cares about sustainability, help create a culture of sustainability by doing these simple things to cut waste and energy use.

  • Ride the Link instead of driving to the other campus.
  • Try renting the fuel-efficient WeCars, which are parked in convenient locations on both campuses.
  • Turn on your computer's energy savings settings. Screen savers don't save energy; have the monitor shut off after 5–10 minutes and go to standby after 20 minutes (Note: leave campus computers on standby as IT uploads information at night).  
  • Turn off lights everywhere when they aren't in use, including in common areas such as kitchens, conference rooms, storage closets, and bathrooms.
  • Take advantage of natural lighting, or use task lighting (a lamp) instead of overhead lighting.
  • Plug your electronics into a power strip and turn it off when you aren't using them.
  • Recycle.
  • Carpool to work.
  • Unplug things in your office when you aren't using them, especially chargers.
  • Turn off printers, faxes, and other items with an on-off button when you leave for the day.
  • Replace incandescent (round) light bulbs with CFLs (spiral).
  • Make sure all windows are locked shut, and contact Facilities/Physical Plant if you are too hot or too cold .