Resource Conservation
UO Resource Conservation Brochure - RC_Brochure.pdf

Education is an important tool in reducing our impact. With new challenges in energy and water use, resource conservation education is playing an important role in creating individual awareness. By challenging people to use less and educating them on their impact, like with recycling, small changes have big results. Here are some ideas on how to implement resource conservation education at a university. Additionally, below you will see samples of educational tools to assist in this area.









You can also see Photographic Recyclable Materials Signs

Small Stickers
(to put on switches and equipment)







Decals for Mirrors

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 the 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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