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    Here are tips and resources that will be useful as we work together to create greener offices, homes and communities. Please see, as well, additional links and resources we have gathered for you.


    In these challenging economic times, green living is a way to help with the bottom line and respect the planet!

    Here are some ideas to take into consideration at work:

    • Have your office join the Green Office Program or simply practice these environmentally friendly conservation actions on your own.
    • Make sure your office is only buying Energy Star appliances and equipment in accordance with Procurement's Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy.
    • Transportation consumes about 25% of energy used in the U.S. Use Public Transportation; it is tax free through Yeshiva benefits program!
    • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Separate your Trash, Plastic, glass & metal, and Paper & newspaper and Participate in the annual Recyclemania competition.
    • Have your office participate in the Sustainability & Energy Task Force quarterly meetings.
    • Report leaks, waste, dripping faucets, broken thermostats, or other equipment problems. A small 1/8'' hot water leak can waste 339,600 gallons of water annually costing $6500!
    • Wilf/ Beren Campuses: Call Facilities at 212-960-5206, M - Th: 9AM to 5PM; F: 9AM to 2PM. For off-hour emergencies contact Security at 212-960-5200.
    • Einstein Campus: Call Facilities at 3000. For off-hour emergencies contact Security at 4111.
    • Cardozo/ Brookdale Center: Call Security at 212-790-0303. 


    Consider making your home and lifestyle outside of work more environmentally friendly. Some 30% of energy in buildings is used inefficiently or unnecessarily.


    In the last five years, almost every region in the United States has experienced water shortages. There are many easy, sensible ways to conserve water.

    • Consider installing WaterSense certified aerators, faucets, toilets and showerheads. Many people do not realize the connection between water use and energy use. The less water you use, the lower your water bill and your energy bill will be. On average, a family of four can save over $250 per year in water, sewer and energy costs by using WaterSense products and services.
    • Eartheasy offers 25 tips on conserving water at home. 

    Yard trimmings and food residual contribute to 23% of the municipal solid waste stream in the United States.

    Why not put this material to use as nature's own low-cost, nourishing fertilizer for your personal or community plants and gardens?

    Learn more about composting in New York City.


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