STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE
- Use email and websites to communicate with campus community and prospective students.
- Forms and surveys are available on-line as an effort to reduce paper use.
- Purchase eco-friendly products when possible.
- Conserve electricity by turning off lights in rooms seldom used. Motion lighting would be helpful.
- Recycle paper products, print cartridges, etc. where possible. A campus-wide program with labeled recycling bins placed around campus could be considered.
- Encourage utilizing in-house resources and materials, video conferences and teleconferences when possible for training, to reduce travel.
- Encourage employee and student participation in a Campus Green Campaign.
- Adjust thermostat to conserve energy, where access is available.
- Turn off electronics when not in use.
- Print/copy on both sides of paper when feasible.
- Recycle used paper into notepads.
STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENTS:
- Distribute give-a-ways in reusable bags rather than in plastic bags.
- Minimize use of full size brochures and move to small postcards for distribution, directing people to our web sites.
- Beginning this summer (2008), Student Services uses a Bb account to share documents, submit information/reports, and provide input thereby reducing paper products.
Additionally, all departments and individuals in Student Services are committed to:
- Adjusting thermostats in offices to conserve energy.
- Using email and department web sites (and other appropriate technology) to communicate with campus community.
- Turn off electronics and lights when not in use.
- Using natural light where possible and appropriate.
- Printing on both sides of paper when appropriate.
- Closing curtain/blinds at end of day.
- Recycle used copy paper within offices.
University Counseling Center
- Outreach, highlighting the mental health benefits of “going green.”
- Began last academic year using Groupwise for scheduling – no more paper book.
- Will be purchasing iMed to go to next level of paperless documentation.
- Walking to other departments on campus versus driving (when weather appropriate).
- Live plants in office to decrease carbons.
- Conduct mindfulness oriented programs, addressing our collective connection and responsibilities.
University Health Services
- Implement an EMR system (iMed) to eliminate use of paper for student/patient records.
- Include Green initiatives in all educational programming efforts in Student Union, and university housing.
- Encourage students (and staff) to walk or bicycle on campus as opposed to driving.
Women’s Resource and Services
- Will conduct programs and outreach consistent with 2009 Women’s History Month theme “Women: Taking the Lead to Save the Planet.”
- Additionally, will elaborate on this theme by collaborating with Wellness Education and other appropriate departments to highlight and encourage “going green” initiatives.
- Add one “Go Green” idea to educational handouts, flyers etc.
- Find out what, if any, state contract office products are made with recycled material and buy/use those.
Office of Disability Services/Crisis Intervention
- Look forward to possibly purchasing iMed for paperless documentation.
- Use TutorTrac to schedule tests (no more paper appointment book).
- Use MS Access database to track status of tests (no more paper book).
- Created office surveys on website for submission (no more survey handouts).
- Live plants in office to decrease carbons.
- Raise the air conditioning thermostat in the Ayo Pool Building to 85 degrees when leaving the building in the evening.Residence Halls
- Conduct outreach that educates about and provides opportunities to practice the interrelationship between wellness and going green (i.e. the dual benefits of walking/cycling in lieu of driving).
STUDENT LIFE DEPARTMENTS:
- Launch an energy conservation campaign to include education and building competition.
- Investigate the feasibility of a recycling program in the residence halls.
- Install water conserving shower heads in the bathrooms and motion detectors on sinks.
- Install motion detectors on light switches for common spaces.
- Enforce wattage restriction on appliances that are used in the residence halls.
- Install washers in the residence halls with settings for “small” loads thereby using less water.
- Adjust thermostats in residence hall to 70.
- Install coin operated filtered water dispensers in the residence halls or Student Union thereby reducing the amount of plastic waste.
- Use energy efficient light bulbs in all of the halls.
- 80% of the products used in the halls are green friendly.
- Moving toward making many of the paper forms/processes electronic.
Campus-wide conservation initiatives that should be considered:
- Glass, metal, aluminum and cardboard recycling.
- Electric eye sensors to turn lights on and off in areas that are not used frequently.
- Cut down on paper printing and use more virtual format of advertising.