Small Ways To Be More Sustainable!

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Consider doing some of the actions below and join a network of students, staff, faculty, and community members committed to advancing the University of Iowa's 2020 Sustainability Vision

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  • Use carbon-free modes of transportation (biking, skating, walking, etc.)
  • Turn off and unplug all unused technologies and devices
  • Adjust air conditioner or heating mechanism when not at home
  • Save water by doing laundry only in full loads
  • Start and continue to recycle in your living and/or work space
  • Encourage and educate fellow students/colleagues about recycling and composting
  • Go waste free for one day each week
  • Pack your lunch and/or dinner everyday in reusable containers
  • Use a reusable coffee mug and water bottle
  • Buy organic and locally grown food
  • Participate in Meatless Mondays each week
  • Choose meat, dairy, and egg free meal options
  • Take notes on a computer or similar device to reduce paper consumption
  • Buy good quality used items before buying new ones
  • Keep informed on environmental news and politics
  • Attend one sustainability education event per semester