FACULTY & STAFF
You want to go Green in the workplace?
Green U is here to help! Learn more
Create your own Green Team at UM!
What are Green Teams?
Small groups of faculty, staff, or students passionate about the environment and willing to volunteer to take on innovative projects and make their school, department, lab or office more sustainable. Learn More
Become a Green U Rep
If your major is in Communication, Marketing or if you simply want your campus and your community to be more sustainable, be part of our Green U Rep teams. We are looking for passionate people, concerned with environmental awareness and willing to share their expertise in Social Media and Communication campaigns. Spend only a few hours a week on specific projects, work from home, and make a big difference on your campus.
Become a Green Patrol at UM!
Help Your Campus Recycle, save water and energy + Get your weekly dose of exercise
You want to exercise and make the campus greener? Help Green U follow up with some programs like our Single Stream Recycling or our Toner recycling program. Simply spend a few hours a week walking or running around campus and monitor our recycling bins, report anomalies, survey or promote the program in new places.
FACULTY & STAFF
You want to work on a Green project? you want to feel useful to your campus? You feel you need to connect with what matters?
WHAT U CAN DO:
> Join ECO Board
, the Energy Conservation Organization and start making a difference for a greener U !
> You have a project for UM campus to become more sustainable? Your idea could help us reduce our carbon footprint, our water footprint, enhance our recycling programs or start an educational campaign?
Join the UMiami USGBC Students
U.S. Green Building Council Students is a group for all students who are interest in sustainable (green) building and urbanism. We are constantly working to create a greener campus, and raise awareness both on campus and in the community.
Visit UMiami USGBC Students
Join Earth Alert UM
Earth Alert seeks to promote environmental awareness both on campus and in the Miami community through service, education, and environmental advocacy.
Visit Earth Alert at UM
The University of Miami has many Student Organizations with Environmentally related activities please see links below for more information. Contact other organizations on campus
> Student Government Resolution
> Student Government
Here are Green tips for your daily life: Check our Green Living Brochure
> Learn more
OFFICE GREEN TIPS: Sebastian Says “Help the U save energy”
The University’s Green U program in partnership with the Energy Management programs has develop tips that can help you at home or on campus to create a Greener University of Miami by helping save energy and resources.
Here are some tips that you can use to help be sustainable in the Office:
Set computer and other electronics to sleep when not in use.
Plugging your computer and electronics into a power strip makes it easier to turn off and helps protect against a power surge. Turn electronics off at night and on weekends to save energy.
Use natural day lighting through windows instead of turning on the lights. Close or adjust windows blinds when sun is shining directly onto your windows! This will improve the A/C efficiency.
Turn off the lights when you are not in your office; turn off at end of day.
Utilize electronic document management to reduce the amount of paper used. When you do have to print, set printers and copiers to default on double-sided printing and use 100% recycled-content paper.
Recycle! University of Miami has single-stream recycling. All recyclable items such as paper, magazines, soft cover books, newspapers, cans, aluminum, and plastics (#1 -7 on bottom of bottle) can be placed in the same bin. Each office has location for single stream recycling!
Use reusable mugs, cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen. Help reduce the unneeded waste created by
Keep your air conditioning on a reasonable temperature like 75° F and set it higher to 78°F on nights and weekends.
Save time and money through public transit, carpooling and holding web meetings instead of traveling.
Turn off coffee pots and other appliances when not in use! Turn off copy machines and other office equipment at end of day!
Encourage others to be sustainable and help spread the word of the Green U mission. Together we can make UM even more sustainable!