- Buy local and seasonal produce!
Cambridge’s market in Market Square is a great place to start! You can buy fresh fruit and veg daily from 9am-5pm. Also look for the butcher in Newnham Croft down the road from college. Click here for recipes and ideas.
- Turn off lights in empty rooms!
This goes for bathrooms and toilets, kitchens, seminar rooms the computer room and bedrooms.
- When you open a window, turn off the heat!
All the radiators in Wolfson are fitted with thermostats. If you can’t adjust the heat, fill out a maintenance request online.
- Turn off the tap!
Turning off the tap when washing up and brushing your teeth saves water as well as the energy needed to heat that water.
- Use “Eco” laundry cycles whenever possible!
They use less water and energy, but still get your clothes clean. Also think about drying your clothes in your room rather than using the dryers. Delicate clothes last longer this way and it saves a lot of energy.
- Only boil the water you need!
Boiling water uses lots of energy. It’s also good to use a lid on your pan when boiling anything on the hob.
- Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!
See the College recycling guide here.
- Eat smart, reduce waste, and save money!
A Tupperware container helps you store leftover food after a big meal. Reducing the amount of meat you eat has a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions and vegetarian options are often much cheaper. Check out: http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.
- Print double sided, you’ll save paper and money!
Print only what you need and check for pages with just a line or two on them.
- Fly less, take the train more!
If you’re travelling to Europe it can actually be as quick to take the Eurostar from St Pancras as it is to fly.
We are all lazy and the UN knows it, so here they propose The lazy person’s guide to saving the world. Check how you can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction