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Sustainable YOU

Did you know YOU can be Sustainable TOO? Here are some ways that can help get you started…

  • Using less water (shorter showers, turning it off when brushing your teeth)
  • Eating less meat
  • Avoid food waste
  • Walk, bike, or carpool
  • Save energy (turning lights off), use natural light
  • Add or remove clothing rather than changing the thermostat
  • Take the stairs instead of elevator
  • Avoid buying plastic wrapped items
  • Shop at bulk food stores
  • Donate clothing
  • Compost
  • Spend more time outside
  • Borrow books from the library
  • Regularly prepare home cooked meals
  • Stop accepting disposable cutlery
  • Avoid paper towels
  • Using reusable grocery bags, water bottles, coffee/tea mugs
  • Recycling
  • Use cloth rags for cleaning
  • Use reusable utensils
  • Use reusable food containers
  • Shop secondhand
  • Use cloth paper towels
  • Reusable cotton pads
  • Reusable bags (snacks, lunch, freezer bags)
  • Reusable menstrual pads or cups
  • Using sustainable laundry detergent and cleaning supplies
  • Grow your own produce, fruit, and herbs
  • Purchase recycled toilet paper
  • Buy sustainable bar shampoo, conditioner, and soap

How you can lessen your impact everyday - try this checklist.

  • Sustainability Snipits (Sustainability club)
  • Bit on Greenwashing
  • Researching what you buy and understanding what certain words mean
  • Understanding sustainability in the desert
  • Biking on campus
  • Plant herbs and veggies
  • Cloth pads/menstrual cup
  • Clothes Swapping
  • Own cutleries
  • DIY and Upcycling
  • Water tumbler
  • Bulk Shopping
  • Shampoo bar
  • Resuable shopping bag
  • Food container
  • Metal / Bamboo straw
  • Own toiletries when traveling
  • Buy secondhand
  • Baboo toothbrush
  • Greens only 
  • Handkerchief
  • Donated fabrics
  • Composting
  • Makeup cotton pad
  • Rent / Gift / Borrow
  • Attend a zero waste talk / event
  • Recycle at home
  • Pickup instead of postage
  • Resusable cup

Contact

Facilities Management