Welcome to green.tulane.edu

At Tulane University, the environment is much more than a topic you study in class. It's bigger than any one department, group, or program.
We're trying to be conscious of the environment in every aspect of university life and work.

ENERGY STAR

By looking for the ENERGY STAR label when you shop for electronics, you can make a difference in our “climate footprint” by reducing energy use and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions. When purchasing appliances and electronics, Tulane offices and departments are to purchase Energy Star labeled models unless it can be shown to be financially unfeasible. The Energy Star label is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy that identifies energy-efficient models of most electronics and appliances. This policy includes, but is not exclusive to computers, appliances, electronic equipment and food service equipment. The Energy Star website lists types of appliances and models that are Energy Star labeled, and it has a calculator tool that can be used to calculate the savings in energy costs from a particular Energy Star labeled appliance. Read more here...

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LEED Green Building

Tulane University follows the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standard in new construction projects and major renovations. Tulane’s green building efforts began with the construction of the Israel Environmental Sciences Building and the accompanying renovation of Alcee Fortier Hall in 1999. The renovation of Dinwiddie Hall is the first campus green building project guided by the U.S. Green Building Council’s “LEED” standard. The building was certified LEED Gold in March 2011. On the Uptown campus, Weatherhead Hall, Tulane’s new residence hall, and the Hertz Center, the practice facility for the basketball and volleyball teams, are certified LEED Gold. On the Downtown campus, lab renovations in the J. Bennett Johnston building will be certified under LEED’s Commercial Interiors standard. In 2011, the university adopted Green Building Design and Construction Standards and Guidelines for all significant university construction and renovation projects. Read more here...

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Recycle Move-In

The annual recycling calendar begins with the collection of over 20 tons of cardboard as students move in to the residence halls. On the uptown campus, Tulane recycles all paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and aluminum & metal cans. Residence halls have recycling rooms or outside collection centers, office and classroom buildings have paper collection, and there are recycling bins for bottles & cans on the outside grounds and indoor public spaces. The downtown campus has single-stream recycling available at all buildings except 1555 Poydras. Free pickup of university-owned electronics for recycling is available on both campuses. The annual recycling calendar begins with the collection of over 20 tons of cardboard as students move in to the residence halls. During the Spring semester, Tulane participates in the national RecycleMania college and university recycling competition. Read more here...

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Recycling Stations

On the uptown campus, Tulane recycles paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and electronics. Residence halls have recycling rooms or outside collection centers, office and classroom buildings have paper collection, and there are recycling bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans on the outside grounds and inside campus buildings. Single Stream recycling is now available in the Health Sciences Center buildings. All paper, plastic bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and paperboard (i.e. cereal boxes) can be placed together in recycling bins. Recycling bins in shared and public spaces, such as classrooms, copy and break rooms, will be emptied by custodians. There is no desk side service provided; individuals should bring their recyclables to the larger bins in copy rooms, break rooms, or to recycling collection toters.

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Recycling Stations

Visit recycle.tulane.edu to learn about recycling in your residence hall or office. Recycle cardboard by removing non-recyclable material and setting boxes next to your garbage can. Reduce waste by bringing your own cup, printing on both sides, and choosing “for here” dining options.

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Health Sciences Campus Recycling

On the downtown campus, Tulane's Building Services handles recycling. Single Stream recycling is now available in the Health Sciences Center buildings. All paper, plastic bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and paperboard (i.e. cereal boxes) can be placed together in recycling bins. Recycling bins in shared and public spaces, such as classrooms, copy and break rooms, will be emptied by custodians. There is no desk side service provided; individuals should bring their recyclables to the larger bins in copy rooms, break rooms, or to recycling collection toters.

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