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Electronic Version of Maverick Connection

Could there be limited printed copies of the Maverick Connection Phonebook offering a greener option of it either online or via a DVD-ROM directory?

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Community Wellness - Designate walking trails on-campus

Repaint (or re-designate) the walking trails that go around the MAC via sidewalks. A few years ago, 3 trails were in place (1-mile, 2-mile, & 3-mile). Each trail was color coded and the trails we mapped out on the sidewalks. A sign (similar to a campus map) was posted near the outside of the Activities Bldg., this indicated the distance of each path. The walking trails could be used by faculty & staff, students and ...more »

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Paperless teaching and grading

Many faculty probably already do this,but paperless grading really helps everyone. It's especially good on the instructor's end for managing large classes: 1) students have a "time stamp" for when they turned in work, eliminating fuss of claims that it was turned in on XYZ date 2) students get quicker feedback and grades through the learning management system and 3) there is room for hybrid teaching or assignments, enhancing ...more »

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Watering Restrictions

I understand the need to maintain an inviting atmosphere on campus; however, seeing gardeners watering lawns at 1 o'clock in the afternoon when it's 94 degrees outside is a little frustrating, not to mention counterproductive. Additionally, the City of Arlington calls for "Year-Round Watering Restrictions" from 10am - 6pm daily. I know there are a few exceptions to this rule, and perhaps we meet one of those, but as ...more »

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Use recycled paper for all high-profile publications

Diplomas, commencement programs, alumni magazine, recruitment materials, and all other high-profile printed materials should be printed on paper manufactured with a high percentage of post-consumer content and should be prominently labeled as such. So should all University and departmental letterhead. This practice would prominently emphasize the University's commitment to sustainability and help fulfill the mission of ...more »

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Eco-Friendly Font

As reported in The Globe. Pittsburgh, PA, April 21, 2010. Eco-Friendly font could help environment. The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay has attracted significant media coverage recently for its initiative to go green by changing its default font in e-mails from Arial to Century Gothic, which uses 30 percent less ink, according to www.dailyfinance.com. With printer ink priced at approximately $10,000 per gallon, ...more »

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Saving Paper

Given UTA’s commitment to Campus Sustainability, I would like to request funding from either the College or University for pilot testing the Topaz Systems’ ClipGem electronic signature capture device ($415; specification included with this memo). This device could cut down the use of paper copies for both student add and drop requests after late registration. As can be seen in Table 1, the projected number of single ...more »

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Use low flow faucets to save water

The faucets in Nedderman Hall needed to be replaced by low flow faucets to conserve water.

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Fix Vertical Turbines Atop Buildings

Although it obviously won't come near the university's needs, it stands to show the world that we are committed to a green future. It will reduce our impact, it's free power, and other high profile company's like Adobe have done this: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/11/adobe-headquarters-installs-20-building-integrated-wind-turbines/ Here's another quick resource showing the cost effective nature of wind power in the ...more »

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Hair for Oil

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Hand Dryers instead of Paper Towels

Eliminate the use of paper towels in the restrooms and use hand dryers instead.

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40,000+ Gallons of Water...

...is how much the average waterless urinal can conserve per year. This not only has an impact on the environment, but will cut costs on water bills and maintenance expenses.

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