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How to save the world (and money!). Presented by the Students for a Greener Berkeley. What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce. Paper: Don\'t print unnecessarily. Use less napkins in the DC. Ditto for paper towel usage. Use “duplex” (two-sided) printing, if possible. Use “multi-up” printing.

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how to save the world and money
How to save the world(and money!)

Presented by the Students for a Greener Berkeley

what you can do part i reduce
What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce
  • Paper:
    • Don\'t print unnecessarily.
    • Use less napkins in the DC.
    • Ditto for paper towel usage.
    • Use “duplex” (two-sided) printing, if possible.
    • Use “multi-up” printing...
what you can do part i reduce1
What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce
  • Food:
    • Sample, then pig out.
    • Take only the utensils you need.
    • Conserve your shopping bag usage.
  • Water:
    • Fix all leaking faucets.
    • Take faster showers – more time to study for this class!
per capita water usage 168 gallons per day1
Per Capita Water Usage168 Gallons Per Day!

If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.

what you can do part i reduce2
What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce
  • Electricity:
    • Turn off the light after you leave a room.
      • This is true for dorms, campus buildings, etc.!
    • Power down during vacation
    • Use high-compact fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent...
compact fluorescent vs incandescent
Compact Fluorescent vs. Incandescent

http://nwbuildnet.com/stores/bm/lighting/cfl.html

what you can do part i reduce3
What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce
  • Gasoline and Natural Gas ($$$)
    • Invest in blankets, close windows, turn off the heat.
    • Carpool.
    • Use public transport.
    • Buy a motorcycle (easy parking).
    • Buy a bicycle.
what you can do part ii reuse
What You Can Do, Part II: Reuse
  • The Re-Use Program:http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~recycle/reuse/Below Eshlemen Hall
    • Used Reader/Notebook Drive
    • Salvaged Paper Notebooks
    • Salvaged Paper Collection
    • A whole bunch of used stuff: telephones, etc.
    • Their limiting resource is volunteers.
what you can do part iii recycle
What You Can Do, Part III: Recycle
  • Don’t throw anything away.
  • Aluminium is the most important to recycle:
    • Americans throw away enough aluminium every three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
    • It takes 20 times more energy to make a can from virgin ore than from recycled aluminum.

http://www.anchoragerecycling.com/alumfact.htm

what you can do part iv join an on campus group
What You Can Do, Part IV: Join an on Campus Group
  • Students for a Greener Berkeley –http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sgb
    • Focusing on paper purchasing on campus.
  • The Environmental Coalition –www.berkeleyeco.org
  • Green Campus
  • GSPP - Environmental Policy Group
  • Re-Use - [email protected]://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~recycle/reuse/

Thanks for your attention!

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