UMD Energy Pledge

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Enable energy saving settings on my computer to turn it off or 'sleep' when not in use
Turn off lights when leaving a room
Avoid the use of space heaters and personal fans
Use automatic door openers only when necessary
Put recyclable or compostable items in the proper bins instead of the trash
Buy products with reduced packaging or high recycled content packaging
Walk, bike, ride the bus, or carpool to school
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Unplug equipment, appliances, and gadget chargers when not in use, or turn off a power strip
Buy organic or local foods and products
Rely on natural lighting when possible or use LED or compact fluorescent lights (CFL)


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