Develop an energy-efficient life and save money.
Reusing and Recycling
- Seek responsible ways to reuse or recycle your electronics. See information on our next drive. Remember that safe recycling or disposal is a challenge, so regularly ask where and how your old tech will be recycled. Even curbside pickup should be regularly evaluated to ensure safe practices are occurring.
- Live on campus? Take advantage of the College's various Green Initiatives.
- Encourage others to learn more. Check back here and on our Facebook page for more tips.
Track energy usageUsing wattage counters, which can be plugged in between a wall outlet and appliance, will provide a read out of the amount of energy a particular electronic device uses.
Use Efficient LightingReplace traditional light bulbs with CFL or LED lamps. Artificial lighting can account for 15% of a home’s electric use.
Power Strips and Smart StripsPlug rarely used appliances into power strips that can easily be turned on and off all at once. Smart Strips can be used to automatically turn off several items at once when your computer is powered off.