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UR Sustainable Pledge

I pledge to support the University of Richmond's sustainability goals.
Learn more about the impacts of each action item below.





Primary Role:

Primary affiliation (school/department/division):

Include my name on the sustainability site:
Yes: No:

This year I commit to:
Conserve Energy
Shut down my computer at night.
Put on an extra layer before turning up the heat.
Unplug chargers to reduce the phantom energy demand.
Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
Switch to Compact Fluorescent light bulbs rather than incandescent.
Use the stairs instead of the elevator when possible.
Enjoy one more vegetarian meal a week.

Use Green Transportation
Walk or bike around campus rather than drive.
Use the University shuttles or carpool rather than driving alone when feasible.

Conserve Water
Wait to wash laundry until I have a full load.
Drink tap water instead of buying bottled water.
Take shorter showers.
Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or washing face.

Reduce Waste
Learn what can be recycled on campus and teach another person.
Go trayless in the Heilman Dining Center.
Use a Lug-a-Mug when dining on campus.
Buy recycled products.
Print less.