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Coming Soon!

Green Room Certification

This fall, the Office of Sustainability will launch a Green Room Certification program for students living in the residence halls on campus.  The program will encourage students to incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday lives.  Students will simply fill out a survey about their daily living habits.  The survey will determine what level of certification the student receives and helps identify areas where the student can improve their sustainable practices

Contact to be added to our mailing list and be the first to know when the certification program is open for submissions.

Get a head start towards your Green Room Certification!  Use the packing list below.

Green Packing List

What to Bring:

  • LED or CFL Light bulbs for any lamps you plan to bring
  • Power strips that will protect against energy consumption even when electronics are not in use
  • Bicycle, helmet, bike lock and lights
  • Reusable water bottle, cutlery, plates, napkins, bags, Tupperware, etc.
  • Natural laundry detergent and cleaning products
  • Energy Star certified electronics and appliances
  • House plants to improve air quality

Leave at Home:

  • Disposable items such as paper towels, plastic cutlery, paper plates, etc.
  • Don’t bring a car. You can walk, bike or take a Cambus anywhere on campus.
  • Unnecessary electrical appliances, such as printers. ITS provides printers at several locations across campus.
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Cleaning products and cosmetics that contain toxic ingredients such as synthetic fragrances, dyes, bleach and petroleum products.
  • Air freshener plug-ins.


  • Buy used items whenever possible. This will save you money, and decrease your carbon footprint.
  • If purchasing new, buy items with recycled content and/or that are local, fair trade or organic.
  • Pack with reusable containers such as laundry baskets and plastic bins. If you must use cardboard boxes, make sure to save or recycle them.

 Get the PDF version of the Green Packing List here!


Virtual Dorm Room

Check out this virtual green dorm room and see how you can live green in the residence halls.

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:20am
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