Check out these tips for sustainable living at work, school and home.
Beat the Heat:
Staying cool is expensive and causes additional pollution through increased demand on the coal fired power plants spread across the country.You can help reduce your electric bill by using a programmable thermostat and when done properly it can save you up to $180 per year.If you are in a northern climate, ceiling fans can be a savior.Electric ceiling fans are about 90 percent moreenergy efficientthan central air conditioning.
The HRL Sustainability Committee started this blog to educate UNCW residential students on the benefits of living a sustainable life. Read the blog now.
This page will link you to other interesting and informative sustainability site. Check out sites such as World Clock 2010, Local Sustainability Sites, and LEED.
Welcome to Sustainability @ UNCW
Sustainability is the concept of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It is progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment (environment, equity and economy).
This GHG inventory represents an important piece of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW’s) efforts to be a leader in higher education sustainability by measuring its contribution of GHG emissions. It will be a tool for UNCW to identify, prioritize, and track efforts to reduce GHG emissions over time. The inventory includes all activities and facilities under the operational control of UNCW, including the main campus, the Center for Marine Science, and a number of leased and owned facilities at dispersed locations, including the Harbor Island Research Facility, Aquarius Reef Base in Key Largo, and the Airlie Commons.
E-Cycle your electronics: Just about anything with a cord! 24 hour drop-off at the Recycle Depot at Lionfish & Plyler Drive. Items accepted include:
Computers, Remote Controls, Monitors, CD/DVD Players, Televisions, Small Appliances, Speakers, Calculators, Printers, Phones, Keyboards, Radios, Mice, VCR's, Modems, and Cables.