Students in Environmental Ethics are hosting a screening of the documentary, The Smog of the Sea. Come out Wednesday night at the Unveristy Center to hear about how you can make a difference in keeping our oceans beautiful!
Behind the Scenes Energy Use Tour
You're invited to attend a Behind the Scenes Energy Use Tour of Tobey Kendel on October 16th at 2:30 p.m. Come learn about tsome of the major mechanical systems on campus, how buildings use energy and why you make a difference! Space is limited so email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
Water Efficiency on Campus: Top 10 Tips
Welcome back to campus, UNC Bears. The Greeley Water Conservation Program is on a mission to help people save water. Water efficiency on campus is simple and good for the environment on campus and at home.
- Don't let the water run when you brush your teeth, wash your face or shave.
- Take shorter showers. A five-minute shower will save water. Turn the shower off when soaping up and turn it back on to rinse off.
- Only run full loads in the washing machine. Use the load selector to match the water level to the size of the load.
- Never use the toilet as an ashtray or a wastebasket.
- Report leaky plumbing and excessive lawn watering. Contact facility maintenance on campus to fix these problems. If living off campus, contact your landlord with these concerns.
- Use one glass or water bottle a day to reduce dirty dishes.
- Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of waiting for the water to get cold before you fill your glass. Or fill up your water bottle at a drinking fountain.
- If you don’t finish a glass of drinking water, don’t dump it down the drain. You can water a household plant, put it in a pet’s water bowl, or save it to drink later.
- A better alternative to washing your car yourself is to take it car to a commercial car wash that recycles its water. A commercial car wash can use water more efficiently and are designed to handle the dirt, salts, oil, and grease that wash off the vehicle.
- When washing dishes by hand, use a sink full of water instead of continuously running the faucet.
MEP Team Celebration
A special thanks to UNC's MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) team for all of their help since early last year implementing low- and no-cost energy-saving opportunities which have led to over $200,000 in energy cost savings!
Solar-powered Speaker Winners
Congrats to Brittany Morgan, Michelle Ka, Zak King, Jackson Hobbs, and Jennifer Mobley on winning a solar-powered speaker for earning the most People.Power.Planet points this year! Thanks to everyone for helping to make UNC more sustainable and for participating in the People.Power.Planet campaign – we are looking forward to another year of fun energy-saving and sustainability challenges!