Go Green, UT Health Science Center San Antonio. I pledge to take the following actions to make UT Health Science Center and San Antonio a healthier place to live and work, to help protect our environment, and to save money on utilities both at home and on campus:

Go Green, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

I pledge to take the following actions to make UT Health Science Center and San Antonio a healthier place to live and work, to help protect our environment, and to save money on utilities both at home and on campus:

 

Xiaolan Yi, Research Scientist, School of Medicine

I pledge to:

  • Turn off the lights in my office whenever I leave.
  • Enable sleep mode on my home computer and/or consult Information Management and Services about enabling sleep mode on my office computer.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Unplug chargers when not in use (cell phone, laptop, etc).
  • Wash full-loads of clothes in cold or warm water.
  • Adjust my thermostats at home to allow a wider range of temperatures.
  • If you usually drive to lunch, walk to lunch instead.
  • Close fume-hood sashes.
  • Make it lab policy to consider energy efficiency as an important factor when selecting any new lab equipment.
  • Use a reusable mug for drinks.
  • Consider the environment before printing, and always print double-sided when possible.
  • Buy recycled paper at home or for the office.
  • Recycle all of my aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and paper on campus.
  • Recycle at home.
  • Choose locally-grown food whenever available.
  • Drink tap water, not bottled water.
  • Don’t let the sink run when not in use (when brushing teeth, or in the lab).
  • Take shorter showers.

Please recycle those foam boxes for shipping or return them to the vendor if they supply return tag as NEB.