Pull the plug on your COMPUTER
If all faculty & staff turn off their computers and power strips every night (in addition to keeping them on energy saving settings while running) … Together we can save $13,000 a year!
Sun in, LIGHTS off
If all faculty & staff rely on sunlight and turn off their lights for 4 workday hours every day … Together we can save: $6,000 a year!
Thoughtful printing saves PAPER
If all faculty & staff cut back on printing by 5% (500 sheets) this year … Together we can save: $16,000 & 24 trees a year!
When possible, avoid using SPACE HEATERS
If all faculty & staff stop using personal space heaters for 1 month a year … Together we can save: $2,500 a year!
Bring your own BOTTLE
If all faculty & staff pledge not to use disposable water bottles in 2011-12 … EACH of us can save $550 a year!
*BONUS* Model sustainable behaviors for STUDENTS
If faculty and staff inspired the entire Meredith community to take part in green behaviors like the ones listed above, together we could save 1-3 % of Meredith's annual energy bills (which total almost $2.2 million) for a potential savings of over $200,000
Don't keep sustainability a secret… be visible about your green decisions. Let students know you're trying, so they should try too.
Manufacturers' specifications, Energy Star (DOE), and Office Equipment Energy Savings Calculator (LBL)
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Own a Part of Meredith's Heritage
From the President’s Desk
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.