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5 tips for a more sustainable backyard party

June 13, 2016 | by Office of Sustainability staff Summer is nearly here – the season of backyard barbecues, family get-togethers, and late-night campfires. Try these tips to turn your outdoor party into a sustainable soiree.

Final words of advice for finals week

May 10, 2016 | by Sarah Olson As the stress of finals week sets in, it’s easy to forget basic rules for success: eat healthy meals, sleep regularly, take breaks. But these healthy habits will boost your performance when paired with smart study habits.


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Unplug to save money


Unplug your TV when not in use

Your television draws energy even when you aren’t using it because it must always ready to receive a signal. Turned off and plugged in, an average TV draws 5 watts per hour. Unplug your TV when you leave for the day to prevent wasted energy. Bonus: You’ll also save money.

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