Checklist for a Green Holiday Break


With the holidays around the corner, many of us on campus will be taking some time off. Whether it’s just a couple of days, or a whole week off, please run through this checklist for your office and/or lab area before you leave for the break.

  • Turn off your computer and any connected devices like speakers, monitor or printer.
  • Shut off all lights.
  • Unplug radios (most use energy even when off).
  • Turn down your thermostat, if you have one. 
  • Make sure fume hood sashes are down.
  • Turn off any lab equipment not in use.

Individual actions by everyone on campus add up in a big way to help conserve energy. So keep this checklist in mind any time you are leaving campus for any period of time, weekends included.