Want to live a greener life and help LU reach our sustainability goals? Here are some ideas you can put into action to make a difference! 

How to Reduce Waste: 

  • Don’t throw away plastic bags; bring them to the Warch Campus Center, Seeley G. Mudd library, or a grocery store to be recycled.  
  • Use reusable water bottles, mugs, and shopping bags whenever possible 
  • Make sure recyclables end up in the recycling bin. Recyclables that are put in the trash end up in the landfill. 

How to Eat Sustainably: 

  • Sign the pledge to participate in LU Meatless Mondays 
  • Buy produce with marks or bruises that is still edible. Grocery stores often throw this produce out. 
  • Compost your food scraps- you can bring them to SLUG or create your own pile! 

How to Conserve Energy & Water: 

  • Turn off and unplug appliances when not being used (hair dryers, coffee makers, phone chargers, etc.) 
  • Make sure lamps are using LED light bulbs. LED light bulbs use less energy and last up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescents 
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your hands.