How You Can Help

Reduce

The most significant reductions in cost and environmental impact can be achieved through selective procurement and reusing when possible. These actions can be as simple as walking or biking to campus one day a week to reduce your footprint and increase your wellbeing.

Look Before You Toss

In 2016, we will be installing more recycling infrastructure and need the campus community to pay attention to what items go in which bins. The U of A is making efforts to improve signage at the recycling bins, but we need you to take a moment to assess before you toss.

Check the Thermostat

Heating and cooling buildings on campus is the largest contributor to our GHG emissions. Turning down the intensity on nights, weekends, and holidays can have a measurable impact both on the campus carbon footprint and on off-campus apartments and houses.

Go Vote

Often times, shifts in public policy have a much larger impact than the actions we take in our day-to-day life. No politician is perfect, but every election offers the opportunity to make your voice heard. It is your responsibility to vote for your priorities.

Clean Your Plate

Wasted food actually has more negative externalities than most realize, since food requires so much labor, energy, land, and water to grow, pick, process, and transport it to your plate. You can help in reducing this waste by only taking as much food as you will eat.