… Lighting is one of the largest users of energy.
Salem can reduce energy costs by turning off lights when a classroom, residence hall room or office is unoccupied. Another way to reduce energy consumption is to utilize natural light. In areas that are well lit during certain hours, turn off the lights. For example, library staff is now monitoring lights in the Reading Room when daylight is sufficient.
… Recycling one aluminum beverage can creates enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours
The incandescent lights in the refectory have been replaced with compact fluorescent lamps. This change represents an annual energy savings of 4406 kWh and $233.
… Delamping vending machines saves energy and money. Twenty drink machines on campus results in a savings of 17,520 kWh and $925!
|Types of Bins on Campus||What to Recycle||What to TRASH or TAKE AWAY|
|Cans and Plastic Bottles|
Plastic marked #1 or #2
Grocery bags - recycle at grocery store
Solo cups (unless marked #1 or #2)
Plastic marked #5 (like yogurt or butter containers)
Paper towels and napkins
(Break down and bundle into manageable sizes; place bundles by paper recycling containers for pickup)
Cereal and shoe boxes
Pizza boxes contaminated with grease
Beverage cups with waxy coatings
Styrofoam containers or cups