Sustainability Tips for Faculty & Staff
Become a UNH Sustainability Steward! It's free professional development and networking for UNH employees - and it's fun!
Bike to and around campus
Visit UNH Transportation Services at the UNH Visitor's Center near A-lot, show your UNH ID, and borrow a blue Cat Cycle - for free! Then happily ride all over campus knowing that you are improving your health and our air quality.
Help your department or office save money and energy by following the UNH Energy Efficient Product Standard. Buy or lease ENERGY STAR® and EPEAT electronics like computers, printers, copiers, and more.
You can find many such products through UNH's contract with OfficeMax Solutions by using their "Advanced Search" feature. Look for items with the "Recycled Goods" symbol. Learn more by visiting our purchasing page.
If you carpool with another UNH employee, you can get a carpool parking permit from University Transportation Services (as long as you both have parking permits) and then park in Lot C (across from the Durham Marketplace on Mill Rd).
Report any leaks and drips in sinks, showers, and toilets on campus to UNH Facilities at 862-1437.
Turn off lights when you leave the room. Use natural lighting - read or work near windows or outside when you can.
Use high-efficiency chemical fume hoods instead of conventional chemical fume hoods wherever possible to reduce energy use, costs, and emissions By purchasing and installing high-efficiency fume hoods, individual laboratories may see energy consumption reduced by 30% to 60%! Contact the UNH Office of Environmental Health and Safety for more information.
Refill a reusable water bottle in water fountains and "Hydration Stations" across campus. And bring a reusable mug to get your Fair Trade coffee.
When choosing a light bulb for any personal floor and desk lamps, choose efficient lighting like compact fluorescent or LED.
Print (if you even need to!) sustainably
- UNH IT's Safe Electronic Equipment Disposal (SEED) program for electronics
- UNH Environmental Health and Safety for biological, chemical or hazardous waste
- UNH Facilities for everything else
Learn how UNH manages waste on campus and read the latest report on integrated waste management at UNH.
Biological and hazardous waste. Air quality. Chemical safety. The UNH Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) is your "first stop" on environmental health and safety.
Dimond Library offers a free scanning service. Faculty, staff, and students can use a KIC II scanning station -- located next to the photocopier outside the Addison Reading Room -- to scan paper documents. Questions about the scanner can be directed to the Dimond IT Support Center staff.
Instead of driving solo to campus, take WildCAT Transit to save time, hassle, money, and emissions.
Turn off and then unplug all electronics and appliances when not in use. Or, plug these items into a power strip or surge protector that you can turn off. And make sure your power management settings are turned on so your monitors and hard drives go to "sleep" or shut off when not in use.
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