Are you doing what you can to help reduce our carbon
Here is a simple checklist to find out….
(but please don’t print this page)
No. Checklist Yes No
1 Do you photocopy on both sides of the paper whenever
2 Do you specify double sided on all print jobs?
3 Do you edit on screen whenever possible rather than printing
4 Do you avoid printing emails and only print those that are
5 Do you email rather than fax or memo?
Waste and recycling
6 Do you use scrap paper for notes?
7 Do you regularly check and update distribution lists?
8 Does you desk have a paper recycling tray and do you use it?
9 Do you recycle all cardboard packaging?
10 Do you contact suppliers to reduce the amount of trade
literature and catalogues sent to you?
11 Do you switch off lights when leaving the room to go to
meetings etc and when you leave at night?
12 Do you ensure computers and printers are turned off
13 Do you know who controls the heating in the building and how
to contact them?
14 Do you avoid the use of supplementary heaters?
15 Do you unplug power adaptors e.g. those for charging mobile
phones, when not being used?
16 Do you walk or cycle to meetings on campus?
17 Do you hold teleconferencing or videoconferencing meetings
rather than travelling to meetings off campus?
18 Where you have to go to meetings off campus, do you use
public transport whenever possible?
19 If you travel to work by car, have you looked into other ways of
getting to work e.g. cycle, public transport, car share
20 Do you use a contact list to help car share in advance of
Your score? How many ticks in the ‘Yes’ boxes
15 – 20
10 – 15