The Environmental ACTION Group (with help from Furman Sustainability) has provided a list of guidelines to lighten your eco-footprint while going about your day.
Remember, every little bit helps!

  • Turn off lights, computers, printers, copiers, and other appliances that are not in use. Keep the lights off when natural lighting is sufficient. 
  • Install compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Cycle or walk to class or work. Carpool every time you have to drive.
  • Buy local products and food.
  • Refuse packaged products. Bring your own mug with you. Shop in bulk sections of stores (bringing used bags and containers); frequent businesses that offer durable serve ware.
  • Lower the temperature of your dorm room and close the window when the heat is on.
  • Reduce water use by taking fewer and/or shorter showers and conserve water when brushing teeth, washing your face, or shaving.
  • Identify and repair drafty windows, doors or areas (call Facilities Services for campus repairs).
  • Turn off venting hoods in home and labs when not in use.
  • Reduce the drying time when doing laundry -- it will save kilowatt hours and your clothes will last longer.
  • Choose Energy Star home and office appliances such as computers, copiers, refrigerators, lights and washers.
  • Re-use plastic bags, boxes, and jars. 
  • Recycle!
  • Save paper by printing double sided, reusing paper and using recycled paper. Take a copy of The Paladin that has already been read by someone else instead of getting a new one.
  • Remember: There is no such thing as not making a difference!