Resource Conservation
Information for Students and Staff

Ten Things You Can Do To Reduce UO's Environmental Impact
1. Report Wasted Energy and Water
Contact Facilities Services at 346-2293 to report any drips or lights left on.
2. Reduce Paper Use
Do not print large quantities of web pages, report drafts, or class notes. Reuse bags, envelopes, and scrap
paper. Make double-sided copies, use route slips, and electronic communication when possible.
3. Turn Off Lights When Not In Use
Buy fluorescent desk lamps and replacement bulbs instead of incandescent or halogen ones.
4. Turn Off Monitor When Not In Office Or Room
Turn off computer when not in use. Buy energy efficient computer equipment with the Energy Star label (available at
5. Buy Products Containing Recycled Material
So we can recycle the products we buy!
6. Bike, Walk, Carpool, Or Take The Bus
Remember, LTD is FREE to the UO Community.. Just show your UO I. D.
7 Conserve Water
When washing your hands, use only enough water to wet your hands and rinse off the soap. Turn off the faucet in between these times. Every drop counts!
8. Regulate Your Own Temperature
Dress appropriately for the season. Wear sweaters during winter instead of turning up thermostats and using space heaters. Use energy wisely!
9. Avoid Disposable Products
Use a refillable mug (available at UO Zero Waste Program). Reuse shopping bags (or buy a canvas one). Select products with reduced and recyclable packaging.
10. Recycle Your Used Materials
Paper, cardboard, and beverage containers can be recycled in designated
sites around the UO campus.

Thank you for conserving resources and recycling at the University of Oregon!

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