Tips to Reducing Elon's Environmental Impact
- Reduce Paper Use
Minimize print quantities of web pages or draft reports.
Reuse envelopes, paper bags, and scrap paper. Make
double-sided copies and use electronic communications when
- Turn Off Lights When Not In Use
Buy fluorescent desk lamps and replacement bulbs instead
of incandescent or halogen ones.
- Turn Off Monitor When Not In Use
Turn off computer when not in use. Buy energy efficient
equipment with the Energy Star label (see www.energystar.gov)
- Bike, Walk, Carpool, Or Take The Bus
- Conserve Water
When washing your hands, use only enough water to wet your
hands and rinse off the soap. Turn off the faucet in
between these times. Every drop counts!
- Regulate Your Own Temperature
Dress appropriately for the season. Wear sweaters during
winter instead of turning up thermostats. Use energy
- Avoid Disposable Products
Use a refillable mug, reuse shopping bags (or buy a canvas
one), select products made of recyclable materials.
- Recycle Used Materials
Paper, cardboard, and beverage containers can be recycled
in designated recycling bins around campus.