Green Guide Sustainability Tips

Computer Efficiencies

Turn your computer off when you’re not using it, especially at night. Using sleep mode instead of a screen saver also saves a lot of energy.

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If your room has a thermostat in it, please make sure you shut your windows on cold days when you leave your room. Your thermostat determines the temperature for many other rooms, and they may become overheated if your room gets cold! Not sure if your room has a thermostat or not? Ask your C.A.  If you experience overheating problems please call the heating plant to report the issue (229-5205).

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Natural Light

Another good thing about letting natural light into your room is that it can help raise the temperature of your room several degrees on those cold North Country days!

Compact Florescent Light Bulbs

Use compact florescent light bulbs for all lamps you brought to school. They use 75% less energy
and last up to 10 times longer than regular incandescent light bulbs. They are worth the increase
in price because they last so much longer. Compact florescent light bulbs are always available at the bookstore.


Some electronics still use energy when they are “off ”; something is powering that little clock on your DVD player! Use less power by plugging all of those electronics into a power strip and switching the power strip off when not in use.

Unplug Chargers

Chargers for all of your wireless stuff (I-pods, cell phones, etc.) use power even when your device is not being charged! Take your charger out of the outlet when it’s not charging something.