Marlins Go Green

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

Ten 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 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 Elizabeth Malcolm at or contact other members of the PEIC.