Drexel Green

A Commitment Towards a More Sustainable Community

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Go Green! Pledge

Join fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni who are pledging to take personal steps to incorporate sustainability into their everyday lives, which will have a collective impact in improving the quality of life for everyone.

√  Today I agree to embrace my responsibility to help improve the environment. I pledge to directly impact the Earth’s Health by making environmentally responsible choices everyday. My pledge is to…

Increase Resource Efficiency

  • Turn off lights, computers, and electronics when not in use
  • Use rechargeable batteries
  • Set electronics to use energy saver features and replace incandescent lights
  • Save water with low flow shower heads and other water saving products
  • Purchase Energy Star or other types of energy rated products
  • Use email instead of the mail
  • Use both sides of paper when making copies
  • Walk whenever possible
  • Ride bikes or bike share
  • Car pool or car share
  • Re-think transportation methods and use public transit whenever possible

Choose to Re-Use

  • Use reusable mugs (coffee, soda, etc…)
  • Use reusable bags instead of plastic
  • Pack lunches in reusable containers
  • Buy products made from recycled materials
  • Print drafts on the back side of used paper
  • Make notepads from used paper
  • Donate used equipment and furniture
  • Compost organic materials

Recycle

  • Recycle plastic, paper, glass, aluminum, and cardboard
  • Recycle disposable batteries
  • Recycle toner cartridges and replace with recycled cartridges
  • Use paper made from recycled materials

Reduce harmful impacts on the environment

  • Reduce pollution
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Reduce waste
  • Purchase products from companies that reduce pollution, waste, and energy consumption
  • Adjust thermostats
  • Wash clothes in cold water

Use Education as a Tool

  • Learn more about being Green by participating in Green/Sustainable training programs and classes
  • Apply green concepts at home and with members of your family
  • Investigate new technologies and ways to help the environment
  • Help your school, university or community organize events that teach others Green concepts and practices

Each person can pick and choose whatever initiatives that best fit with what they can do. The most important thing is for everyone to commit to doing something to improve the environment in the communities in which they live, work, and recreate.

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