Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
UH Staff Person Selected as Artist of the Year


Events Calendar


Copy Center
Get yourself out of that


Mileage Rate Change

Vendor Setup Forms

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Hints - Carry Reusable Bags

Human Resources

HR Communications Website

Plant Operations
UH Receives Award From CenterPoint Energy for Efficiency Improvements

Planning for Inclement Weather

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Green Hints - Carry Reusable Bags

Every year more than 340 billion plastic bags are thrown away in the US. Cities spend up to 17 cents/bag in disposal costs. There is enough petroleum in fourteen plastic bags to drive a car one mile.

Although asking for paper bags may seem like a better choice, we need to remember that making paper bags emits 70% more global warming gases than making a plastic bag and that paper bags do not biodegrade easily in the landfills due to lack of oxygen.

Before heading to a store next time consider keeping few reusable bags in your car or packing few foldable bags in your pockets and say no to plastic bags wherever possible.

Contributed by: Sameer Kapileshwari
Director Utility Services
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Director