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1 How to save the world (and money!) Presented by the Students for a Greener Berkeley

2 What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce  Paper: –Don't print unnecessarily. –Use less napkins in the DC. –Ditto for paper towel usage. –Use “duplex” (two-sided) printing, if possible. –Use “multi-up” printing...

3 Multi-Up Printing

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6 What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce  Food: –Sample, then pig out. –Take only the utensils you need. –Conserve your shopping bag usage.  Water: –Fix all leaking faucets. –Take faster showers – more time to study for this class!

7 Per Capita Water Usage 168 Gallons Per Day!

8 If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.

9 What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce  Electricity: –Turn off the light after you leave a room.  This is true for dorms, campus buildings, etc.! –Power down during vacation –Use high-compact fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent...

10 Compact Fluorescent vs. Incandescent Cost Comparison Chart 27 Watt Compact Fluorescent 100 Watt Incandescent Cost of Lamps$14.00$0.50 Lamp Life 1642.5 days (4.5 years) 167 days Annual Energy Cost$5.91$21.90 Lamps Replaced in 4.5 years 010 Total Cost$40.60$103.55 Savings Over Lamp Life $62.95$0 http://nwbuildnet.com/stores/bm/lighting/cfl.html

11 What You Can Do, Part I: Reduce  Gasoline and Natural Gas ($$$) –Invest in blankets, close windows, turn off the heat. –Carpool. –Use public transport. –Buy a motorcycle (easy parking). –Buy a bicycle.

12 What You Can Do, Part II: Reuse  The Re-Use Program: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~recycle/reuse/ Below Eshlemen Hall –Used Reader/Notebook Drive –Salvaged Paper Notebooks –Salvaged Paper Collection –A whole bunch of used stuff: telephones, etc. –Their limiting resource is volunteers.

13 What You Can Do, Part III: Recycle  Don’t throw anything away.  Aluminium is the most important to recycle: –Americans throw away enough aluminium every three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet. –It takes 20 times more energy to make a can from virgin ore than from recycled aluminum. http://www.anchoragerecycling.com/alumfact.htm

14 What You Can Do, Part IV: Join an on Campus Group  Students for a Greener Berkeley – http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sgb http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sgb –Focusing on paper purchasing on campus.  The Environmental Coalition – www.berkeleyeco.org  Green Campus  GSPP - Environmental Policy Group  Re-Use - reuse_contact@berkeley.edu http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~recycle/reuse/ http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~recycle/reuse/ Thanks for your attention!


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