Sustainability in the Residence Halls
Routine Work Practices

Resident Life and Residential Facilities takes pride in initiating and adopting sustainable office practices.Below are just a few examples:

  • Online services at www.resnet.umd.edu replace paper-driven administrative process, saving paper and your time, while making many of our services available to you 24/7.
  • Assess student attitudes and behaviors regarding sustainability and help plan new programs and initiatives utilizing the Residence Halls Evaluation Project (RHEP).
  • Participate every year in Recyclemania, a nationwide competition involving more than 600 colleges and universities that promotes awareness and education about reducing, reusing, and recycling.
  • Train all new full time and student staff regarding sustainability practices and expectations.
  • Purchase Energy Star computers and other office equipment.
  • Turn off lights, non essential equipment, close windows, etc. during breaks and other times when offices and residence halls are closed.
  • Purchase office supply products that are recyclable or made from recycled content.
  • Print posters and other print materials on recycled paper and with soy ink.
  • Carpool, take public transportation, or walk to meetings on campus.
  • Provide recycling containers at all programs and events.
  • Transfer old office and student room furniture and computer equipment to the campus surplus property center, Terrapin Trader.
  • Partner with SGA & RHA in May to host a donation drive for students to donate unwanted clothing, furniture, small appliances.