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What YOU Can Do To Go Green

Our environment is everyone's responsibility: keep reading for some simple things you can do today to help reduce your environmental impact, save money, and live a healthier life !

Please note: some useful tips for energy saving are available here


  • Favour daylight and turn off the lights when they are not necessary;
  • Leave your office computers logged off (signed out) as they will go automatically in sleep mode (but still allow for remote patching). No need to turn off printers either as they will go in sleep mode as well;
  • Unplug appliances when you're not using them;
  • Keep doors and windows closed when heating or air conditioning is in use.


Heating & Cooling

  • Keep windows closed when the heating/air conditioning is on;
  • Reduce heat dispersion during the nightime hours by closing your office shutters when you leave for the day;
  • Keep your thermostat not higher than 20°.
  • Leave fancoil units clear and unobstructed
  • Wear suitable clothing(s) in cold/hot weather


Plastic Consumption

  • Skip bottled water and take advantage of the 24h free fresh water dispensers located across the Campus
  • Use refillable bottles rather than disposable plastic cups.


    Deposit used plastic 

    into the correct recycling 




  • Use water efficiently;
  • Close taps completely;
  • Report leaky taps or running toilets to the EUI helpdesk



  • Only print what you really need;
  • Print document double-sided or multi-faced;
  • Reload printers with used paper to print drafts;
  • Format documents to reduce the use of paper;
  • Send documents electronically;
  • Deposit used paper into the correct recycling bin.






Page last updated on 09 May 2024

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