Sustainability - University of Houston
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The Student Centers have increased sustainability efforts since the renovation of the facility including; water bottle filling stations, low flow toilets and paper saving hand dryers. In addition, the Student Centers have added over 80 single stream recycling bins throughout the South and North buildings. For more information on sustainability on campus visit the Office of Sustainability.

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  • Save Trees

    Student Center hand dryers save over 72 trees annually.

  • Recycling

    Student Centers recycling has diverted 35+ tons of waste from the landfill.

  • Water Bottle Filling Stations

    Student Centers water bottle filling stations have saved over 250,000 plastic bottles from our landfills & oceans equaling $422,500 student saving in bottled water.

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Green Meetings

The Student Centers are furthering the University of Houston’s commitment to sustainability by developing guidelines aimed to reduce the environmental impact of meetings and events planned in the building or other campus locations. Learn more about green meetings (pdf).

Tip of the Month - Shorten the Paper Trail
Reducing print collateral is one of the biggest and easiest ways to lighten an event's eco-footprint. Putting schedules, maps and other information into a mobile app attendees can download to their phones cuts a tremendous amount of paper out of the equation. Services like Guidebook Builder can help with this for little or even no cost.

For material that absolutely must be printed, use two-sided printing to halve the amount of paper used.