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Tips for Watch for more FIU GoGreen Tips around campus! your Home or Dorm... Clean Green – Use natural cleaners instead of harsh chemical cleaners, it is healthier for you and the environment. Conserve Energy – Keep AC at 75° F - 78° F, use CFL or LED light bulbs instead of incandescent and daylight when possible, shut down/off electronics when not in use - plugging into a power strip makes this an even easier task! Conserve Water – Take shorter showers, Contact Us turn off the water while brushing teeth, and install low flow faucets, showerheads and toilets. We want to hear from you about how you are making a green effort. Send us your stories, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Buy only what comments, and/or questions to you need, buy in bulk, reuse items, donate GoGreen@FIU.edu unwanted items, and recycle your plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass and paper. To learn more, visit GoGreen.FIU.edu Stop the Junk Mail – You can stop most of your junk mail, visit www.dmachoice.org. Follow Us On: Drive Smarter – Check your tire pressure and inflate to maximum listed (usually 35psi), keep junk out of the trunk, organize errands into one trip, and complete regularly scheduled maintenance. Ride a Bike – Bikes are a great way to get to work or school. Try it one day a month or week. FIU Bikes offers free bike repairs every Wednesday, during Fall and Spring semesters. Take the Bus – FIU provides shuttle buses between campuses, and offers half price student transit passes for Miami-Dade Transit GoGreen GoGreen For your TIPS Office or CAMPUS Classroom... Hot Spots Buy Recycled – FIU has a minimum 30% Butterfly Garden – Uses Florida native plant species which are adapted to South Florida’s climate to recycled paper content policy. Notebooks, paper, attract butterflies. Easy to plant in your own yard! folders, pencils and pens are available in recycled MMC: SW corner of Panther Garage (PGP), and main entrance of FIU Nature Preserve content, look for 100% content products! BBC: @ the gazebo in front of GH Library, @ the Flagpole, and behind AC2 Reduce Paper Use – Print double-sided; Green Roof – Planted with native vegetation that helps keep the building cool. it will reduce your paper usage by 50% so set MMC: SIPA, view from west lobby 3rd - 5th floors printers and copiers to default duplex settings. Use email, bulletin boards, and document sharing. AHC 3, Nursing, view from south lobby 3rd – 5th floors, Miami’s first Green Roof! Submit assignments electronically. Go paperless! Nature Preserve – Provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle with trails running through it Recycle – Ink cartridges, batteries, paper, light and many volunteer opportunities! bulbs, cans and bottles can all be recycled at FIU. MMC: between the arena and stadium Shut IT Down – Completely shut down Nature Trail – Enjoy nature and get fit by taking a walk or bike ride along the 3-mile path that computers and electronics at the end of the day! showcases beautiful Biscayne Bay and the natural ecosystems around it. Take the Stairs – Help save electricity, and BBC: trailhead in front of GH Library get fitter and healthier in the process! Organic Garden – Edible plants native to south Florida to educate students about biodiversity, localized food production, and water conservation. Garden plots available for anyone who would like one. MMC: SW corner of FIU Nature Preserve next to the baseball stadium Solar House – U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, Tips for your build and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy efficient and attractive. FIU has been chosen to compete in 2005 and 2011. The 2011 house will become the new University Sustainability office space! Commute... EC: east side of main building MMC: location to be determined Buy Green – For your next car, purchase a Wertheim Conservatory & Greenhouse – Display of rain forest plant species from around hybrid or plug-in electric vehicle the world! Open Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 4pm, for self-guided tours. Carpool – FIU offers GreenRide, a web-based MMC: east of ECS and south of Red Garage (PGR) application that allows users to search for other carpool members by selecting location, schedules, Don’t want to go on your own? Sign up for FIU GoGreen eNews to get updates about events to join in with and lifestyle preferences. Users get priority parking! others. Sign up today on http://GoGreen.FIU.edu.
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