Student Conservation Tips

As a student body 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.
  • Don't have a car to get into town? Or if you have one, is it parked far away? Try renting the fuel-efficient WeCars by the hour. They’re parked in very 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
  • Turn off lights everywhere when they aren't in use!
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL's
  • Plug your electronics into a power strip and turn it off when you aren't using it
  • Recycle, you can power a CFL for 10 hours with the energy it takes to make a new aluminum can
  • Take shorter showers at a lower temperature
  • Turn your heat down a degree or two
  • Unplug those mini-fridges!
  • Use task lighting and turn off your overhead lights
  • Unplug things in your room when you aren't using them, especially chargers
  • Take the stairs
  • Do laundry only when you have a full load
  • Wash on cold- your clothes will last longer and dryer temperatures reach 190 degrees
  • Make sure all windows are locked shut, and contact Facilities/Physical Plant if you are too hot or too cold