STEP ONE: CHECK FOR VAMPIRES
Your workspace and home could be full of vampires! Vampire electronics are those devices we leave on and plugged up even when we aren't using them. Those devices cost Americans $19 billion in wasted electricity yearly. Save money and energy by unplugging devices you're not using.
Use this calculator to see your yearly savings when you unplug these common devices:
STEP TWO: DONATE TO ROSE
The ROSE Program (Reusable Office Supply Exchange) collects gently or never used office supplies from departments throughout U.Va. and makes these materials available to the community. Stop by the Recycling warehouse to drop off or take whatever supplies you like! The ROSE Program is located in the Recycling building at the end of Leake Drive, and is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
If you would like to make a donation to the ROSE program, please call U.Va. Recycling at (434) 982-5050.
STEP THREE: RECYCLE (OF COURSE!)
Paper, plastic, aluminum, glass -- we're familiar with these, of course! Did you know UVA also offers e-cycling, for items like batteries and electronics? You can read more about what (and how) UVA recycles here:
Contact a member of the Carruthers Hall Green Team if you have questions or ideas about being green.