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At Home?

Create Dialogue.
Consider joining a group on campus, or attending green events. Want to see more green options on campus? Write a letter. We'd be pleased to hear from you.

While there are many people at this University who like to think big, we realize that some of our goals might be too much for some who are just starting out on their path to sustainability. Contrary to what some might believe, decreasing your impact on the world doesn't require you to completely change the way you live. Changing the world doesn't have to be complicated.
Try changing some of your daily habits with these simple steps:

Try wearing layers instead of adjusting your thermostat or using a space heater.
This will decrease your energy consumption and (in the case of space heaters) improve workplace safety.

Not using it? Then turn it off.
You can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by turning off your appliances and electronics.

Walk or bike to class.
This is an excellent way to get in shape, and you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot.

Live too far away? Consider carpooling or public transportation.
Cut down on the money you spend on gas by utilizing the city transportation. Visit Metrorideshare or the Omaha MAT site for more information.

Reduce the amount of paper you use.
Try sending electronic copies and not using paper at all. If you must print, use both sides. Instead of printing numerous copies, edit your paper electronically. If using paper is a must, buy 100% recycled and recycle it when finished.

Bring your own mug or thermos.
By doing so you will reduce the amount of waste produced from paper or Styrofoam cups.

Want to know more?.
Check out our Links page for more information.

What to do with Household Hazardous Waste

At Work?

Try changing some of your daily habits with these simple steps:

Try wearing layers instead of adjusting your thermostat or using a space heater.
This will decrease your energy consumption and (in the case of space heaters) improve workplace safety.

Not using it? Then turn it off.
You can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by turning off your appliances and electronics.

Walk or bike to work.
This is an excellent way to get in shape, and you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot.

Live too far away? Consider carpooling or public transportation.
Cut down on the money you spend on gas by utilizing the city transportation. Visit Metrorideshare or the Omaha MAT site for more information.

Reduce the amount of paper you use.
Try sending electronic copies and not using paper at all. If you must print, use both sides. Instead of printing numerous copies, edit your paper electronically. If using paper is a must, buy 100% recycled and recycle it when finished.

Bring your own mug or thermos.
By doing so you will reduce the amount of waste produced from paper or Styrofoam cups.

As Students?

Create Dialogue.
Consider joining a group on campus, or attending green events. Want to see more green options on campus? Write a letter. We'd be pleased to hear from you.

While there are many people at this University who like to think big, we realize that some of our goals might be too much for some who are just starting out on their path to sustainability. Contrary to what some might believe, decreasing your impact on the world doesn't require you to completely change the way you live. Changing the world doesn't have to be complicated.
Try changing some of your daily habits with these simple steps:

Try wearing layers instead of adjusting your thermostat or using a space heater.
This will decrease your energy consumption and (in the case of space heaters) improve workplace safety.

Not using it? Then turn it off.
You can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by turning off your appliances and electronics.

Walk or bike to class.
This is an excellent way to get in shape, and you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot.

Live too far away? Consider carpooling or public transportation.
Cut down on the money you spend on gas by utilizing the city transportation. Visit Metrorideshare or the Omaha MAT site for more information.

Reduce the amount of paper you use.
Try sending electronic copies and not using paper at all. If you must print, use both sides. Instead of printing numerous copies, edit your paper electronically. If using paper is a must, buy 100% recycled and recycle it when finished.

Bring your own mug or thermos.
By doing so you will reduce the amount of waste produced from paper or Styrofoam cups.

Want to know more?.
Check out our Links page for more information.

As Faculty/Staff?

Create Dialogue.
Consider joining a group on campus, or attending green events. Want to see more green options on campus? Write a letter. We'd be pleased to hear from you.

While there are many people at this University who like to think big, we realize that some of our goals might be too much for some who are just starting out on their path to sustainability. Contrary to what some might believe, decreasing your impact on the world doesn't require you to completely change the way you live. Changing the world doesn't have to be complicated.
Try changing some of your daily habits with these simple steps:

Try wearing layers instead of adjusting your thermostat or using a space heater.
This will decrease your energy consumption and (in the case of space heaters) improve workplace safety.

Not using it? Then turn it off.
You can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by turning off your appliances and electronics.

Walk or bike to work.
This is an excellent way to get in shape, and you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot.

Live too far away? Consider carpooling or public transportation.
Cut down on the money you spend on gas by utilizing the city transportation. Visit Metrorideshare or the Omaha MAT site for more information.

Teleconference
When possible teleconference,instead of traveling by vehicle. A one hour meeting in Lincoln usually requires three hours (best case) when commuting from UNO.

Reduce the amount of paper you use.
Try sending electronic copies and not using paper at all. If you must print, use both sides. Instead of printing numerous copies, edit your paper electronically. If using paper is a must, buy 100% recycled and recycle it when finished.

Bring your own mug or thermos.
By doing so you will reduce the amount of waste produced from paper or Styrofoam cups.

AASHE.
The Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) offers boundless suggestions.

Want to know more?
Check out our Links page for more information.

As Alumni?

Get Involved on Campus
by joining the UNO Alumni Association

Past Alumni making strides against sustianability:
Lisa Renstrom - Former president of the Sierra Club
Bart Vargas - An artist that turns trash into treasure.

Want to know more?
Check out our Links page for more information.

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