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Green Living Space


  • Use reusable cups, plates, silverware, and coffee mugs
  • Encourage others to recycle and support sustainability efforts at UM
  • Use a reusable stainless steel or BPA-free water bottle
  • Buy products in packages that can be recycled
  • Use rechargable batteries
  • Store food in reusable containers: See tips for a trash-free lunch
  • Use cloth napkins and towels
  • Donate to Goodwill and other charities
  • Shut off faucets when brushing teeth or washing hands
  • Reduce use of air-conditioning units by opening windows
  • Buy used goods or acquire them free from Craigslist, Freecycle or friends
  • Take shorter showers: See Top Six Tips for Taking a Shorter Shower

Instead of using a dryer, hang clothes outside to dry.

The Planet-Friendly Home

Set up a Green Home Office

  • Set printer to double-sided default
  • Reduce use of cords; use Smart Strip power strips
  • Power down computer at the end of the day
  • Turn off computer monitor when not in use

Energy Efficient Electronics