Sustainability in the Residence Halls
Routine Work Practices
Resident Life and Residential Facilities takes pride in initiating and adopting sustainable office practices.Below are just a few examples:
- Online services at www.resnet.umd.edu replace paper-driven administrative process, saving paper and your time, while making many of our services available to you 24/7.
- Assess student attitudes and behaviors regarding sustainability and help plan new programs and initiatives utilizing the Residence Halls Evaluation Project (RHEP).
- Participate every year in Recyclemania, a nationwide competition involving more than 600 colleges and universities that promotes awareness and education about reducing, reusing, and recycling.
- Train all new full time and student staff regarding sustainability practices and expectations.
- Purchase Energy Star computers and other office equipment.
- Turn off lights, non essential equipment, close windows, etc. during breaks and other times when offices and residence halls are closed.
- Purchase office supply products that are recyclable or made from recycled content.
- Print posters and other print materials on recycled paper and with soy ink.
- Carpool, take public transportation, or walk to meetings on campus.
- Provide recycling containers at all programs and events.
- Transfer old office and student room furniture and computer equipment to the campus surplus property center, Terrapin Trader.
- Partner with SGA & RHA in May to host a donation drive for students to donate unwanted clothing, furniture, small appliances.