Campus Sustainability Month

October is national Campus Sustainability Month!  Here at UMass, we would like to celebrate by offering some tips & tricks to adopting a more sustainable lifestyle while helping to make a difference in our community! 

  • Reduce your water usage, we’re in a drought! Turn off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth, wash only full loads of laundry, take shorter showers, and fill out an iService request for any and all leaks  #UMassSavesH20
  • Forget the plastic bottles, use a reusable bottle and fill it up at a hydration station 
  • Turn off lights when not in use, unplug devices that do not need to be charged 
  • Take the bus or ride your bus around campus – rent a bike through Bike Share for free by presenting your UCard to their office in 420 Student Union 
  • Compost your Grab n Go containers and food waste in the Campus Center, ILC, Roots, or by Franklin Dining Commons  
  • Bring any of your electronic waste to the receptacle in the lobby of the library 
  • Recycle! Double check to make sure none of these are in the recycling: plastic bags, styrofoam, plastic solo cups, compostable dining ware, and cardboard soda cases  

If you’re interested in getting more involved with sustainability on campus, consider joining one of many student groups; Eco-Rep, UMass Permaculture, Food Recovery Network, Gardenshare, The Climateers, P-NUT, Real Food Challenge, Net Impact, Protect our Breasts, Beekeeping Club, Green Building Council, UMass Student Farm, and so on!