Green Tips

Need some assistance in going zero waste? In preparation for the Get Waste-Less Challenge, the SGA Sustainability Committee has compiled Green Tips for helping you succeed! Let's #GetWasteLess! Sign-up by Wednesday, April 12: tinyurl.com/LSTV47N.

Energy Waste & Water Waste

Give your electronics and appliances some rest... Turn off and unplug them when not in use, or invest in a handy surge protector! Additionally, when it's time for them to retire, recycle them to conserve resources and avoid adding toxins to landfills.

Loving this warm weather? For the most energy efficiency, keep your thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the summer!

Why do more laundry and dishes than you have to? To save energy, only run your dishwasher and washing machine when they are completely full, using cold water!

How much water do you use in a day? Americans underestimate their water consumption by a factor of two, and most of that comes from showers and flushing. If it's yellow, let it mellow, and try limiting your showers to five minutes with warm (instead of hot) water!

Use the power of the sun! You can save energy (and money) by opening your blinds instead of flipping the light switch.