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Marlins Go Green

What can you do? You have the power to make a difference in your community. No action is too small!

PEIC_Logo_only_colorTen Ways to Go Green

  • Turn off lights and use natural light
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Enable sleep settings on monitors/computers and turn off copiers, computers, printers, fax machines, etc. when not in use
  • Turn off water when washing hands, brushing teeth and washing dishes
  • Walk, bike or use public transportation to get to campus, go to lunch and get to meetings
  • Participate in trayless dining in the dining hall
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Buy EnergyStar electronics and appliances
  • Purchase environmentally friendly products: recycled content paper, nontoxic cleaning supplies, local food, etc.
  • Educate yourself and others about your ecological footprint
Get Involved!
  • Join student organizations like the Student Environmental Awareness League, a group dedicated in raising consciousness in the current issues of the environment.
  • Become a Sustainability Coordinator for your club or organization.
  • Participate in Recyclemania in the spring. Go to www.recyclemaniacs.org to learn more.
  • Pay attention to the Marlins Go Green weekly tips on email.
  • Participate in the Residence Hall Hand-Me-Down Day in May by donating your unwanted but reusable clothing, furniture and food.
Get Creative!

Think of an innovative way to implement a new environmental initiative on campus, and apply for the President's Environmental Challenge Grant. Grant winners receive a $2,500 prize and recognition.

Speak up!

Share your ideas about how we can improve our campus sustainability initiatives with members of the President's Environmental Issues Council. Email bvaughan@vwc.edu or contact other members of the PEIC.

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