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Not quite sure what you can do to make the most impact to increase your sustainability? Check out our green tips to make a difference on campus and in your life!

Start by evaluating your Ecological footprint - A fun way to see your impact on our earth and help prioritize the areas in your life to make the most difference.

  • RETHINK WASTE:
    If you don't use materials (think paper, disposable containers,) we do not need to worry about recycling or disposal
    • CARRY YOUR OWN: Coffee mug, water bottle and canvas shopping bags all help to reduce solid waste and save you money!
    • SWAP & SHARE: Greencycle, Take it or leave it, and the annual campus garage sale all provide venues for keeping material goods in use
    • RECYCLE ALL YOU CAN: Zero-sort recycling - it (almost) goes all into one bin
  • BE EFFICIENT WITH ENERGY
    • POWER DOWN: Put your computer to sleep when not in use and turn it off when you go home for the day. See how-to-tips.
    • CUT YOUR DRIVING MILES: Combine your travels with healthy living - walk to bike to or around campus. Carpool when you can.
    • MANAGE YOUR BUILDING HEAT: Save energy in the summer months by closing blinds, turning off non-essential lighting, and using fans. Closing shades or blinds at night in the winter will reduce radiant losses.
    • SWITCH BULBS: Consider installing compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs in your home, office, or dorm.
  • VALUE OUR RESOURCES: Our campus' built, natural and human capital are priceless! Take time to enjoy and respect our setting and those you work or live with
  • WATCH WHAT YOU EAT: Your food choices effect how much carbon is needed to feed our community. Try a vegetarian or vegan diet for one of to days a week and focus on locally grown or fair-trade food to really reduce your ecological impact.

Green Tips:

Reduce your paper use

Set to power saving mode of your computer

Any other ideas? Send your tips to sustain@clarkson.edu

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