We Hope You Have A Sustainable Winter Break!

Sustainable Winter Break

As classes and finals winding down, please help the University reduce energy and be sustainable for winter break.

Please complete these small tasks before leaving campus:

  1. Turn off all office and personal equipment, such as, computers, monitors, printers, copiers, televisions, etc
    1. ACS recommends you shut down and restart your computers for critical updates and patches to occur and to add new versions of software. This should be a nightly or weekly occurrence.
    2. Unplug appliances in residence halls, kitchens and offices.
    3. Including, but not limited to, coffee makers, televisions, paper shredders, gaming systems, etc.
  2. Close and lock all windows, and if you have window shades consider closing them also.
  3. Turn off all your lights, where possible, including task lighting and decorative lighting.
  4. Please lower the thermostat to 60 degrees if applicable.
  5. If you have approval for a space heater, please make sure that is turned off before leaving for the break.
  6. Computer Labs: please make sure all computers are turned off.
  7. Conference Rooms with computers and televisions: please make sure all are turned off.

All of these efforts help save energy and contribute to SU’s Climate Action Plan, the institutional roadmap for becoming carbon neutrality.