Reducing wasted water and energy
One thing we believe we can do to help become more sustainable is reduce the amount of wasted energy and water we produce on Campus.
This Sustainability week we are encouraging you to take steps to waste less while living in halls and make sure you report any issues to maintenance. Here are some tips to help you reduce wasted water and energy while living in Halls.
We’re challenging you to switch off your lights in the Student Lights Off Campaign this Wednesday! However, there are other things you can do to make our campus more sustainable.
- Turn your lights off when you’re not in the room.
- Report any flickering or faulty lights to maintenance
- If you have a dimmer switch, consider lowering the setting to save energy.
We want to make the best use of water supply on campus. Here’s how you can help:
- Report any dripping taps or running toilets to maintenance, a single dripping tap can waste as much as one litre of water an hour!
- Fill up the kettle only as much as you need, overfilling wastes water and energy.
- Do full laundry loads, but don’t overfill it.
There are some simple things you can do to help reduce the amount of wasted energy we use here at Queen Mary:
- Report any sockets that don’t work to maintenance.
- Turn off appliances at the plug when you’re not using them.
- Unplug your chargers when your devices are charged.
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