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Laundry Service Changes this Summer
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Living Sustainably at UC Santa Cruz

All 10 UC campuses have a goal of Zero Wase by the year 2020.The list below includes some choices every student can make to live sustainably at UCSC:

energy-efficient appliancesBring only energy efficient electrical appliances to campus. Use energy saving mode on computers.

share your appliances where possibleCoordinate the sharing of any appliances (mini-fridge, microwave, printer, etc.) with your roommates.

plan to recycleRemove and recycle all packaging material at home (for printers, computers, etc.) prior to coming to campus. When recycling on campus, follow the instructions at the nearest recycling station regarding separating paper, recyclable containers, and cardboard.

pack in storage boxesAvoid waste by bringing your belongings in a reusable storage container. Items that you don't immediately need can be stored in these containers (often under one of the beds).

bring hand towelsBring reusable hand towels. Residence hall and apartment bathrooms do not have paper towels.

energy effiient light bulbsPurchase energy efficient light bulbs, and don’t forget to turn off lights when you leave the room.

house plants clean the airConsider bringing a houseplant (or two). They clean the air.

carry a reusable water bottleCarry a reusable water bottle and refill it at the numerous water bottle filling stations around campus (map). Please do not bring single-use plastic water bottles to campus; they go against UCSC's environmental sustainability ethos.

eco-friendly productsThink eco-friendly products when buying everything from bedding to soap.

conserve waterConserve water by taking shorter showers and by turning off water when brushing teeth, washing your face, shaving, etc.