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Sustainability Tips

  • at the office

    <h2>In the Office</h2><p>Purchase Environmentally Preferred Products. Recycle paper, plastic (#1 through #7), aluminum cans, and glass bottles. Avoid printing documents and, if you must, print double-sided. Don’t light the whole room—focus light where you need it. Explore flexible work arrangements and carpooling. Walk or ride a bike to meetings.</p>

  • at home

    <h2>At Home</h2><p>Turn off lights and appliances when you don’t need them. Close fireplace dampers when not in use. Use cold water to wash clothes. Install low-flow shower heads and flow toilets. Buy Energy Star appliances and products. Install programmable thermostats and set low in winter and high in summer.</p>

  • in the car

    <h2>In The Car</h2><p>Avoid idling. Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Avoid unnecessary speeding and rapid acceleration and braking. Buy a highly fuel-efficient vehicle. Regularly maintain and tune-up your car’s drive train.</p>

  • persoanl

    <h2>Personal</h2><p>Use a re-usable water container and coffee mug, instead of buying bottled water or using disposable cups. Use re-usable canvas bags instead of paper or plastic. Buy green products with a high recycled and recyclable content with less packaging.</p>

  • on the go

    <h2>On The Go</h2><p>Plan ahead to make one trip for all errands instead of multiple trips. Walk or ride a bike to local markets. Car pool to school functions, scouts, clubs, and little league. Use the principle of “leave no trace” at outdoor activities. Throw garbage in appropriate containers and recycle.</p>

Earth Day Events

Apr 22

10 AM

Green Vehicle Showcase

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkner Circle
Come see what’s new in the world of electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Learn about the benefits of owning an energy efficient vehicle and how you can help reduce air emissions while enjoying increased fuel economy. Vehicles from local dealers will be on display. For more information, contact Jeff Williams Ext. 5587.

Apr 22

10:30 AM

BNL Annual Office Swap

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkner Hall, Room D
Support BNL's Housekeeping Standard to help ensure a safe, healthy, and clean environment for all workers. Clean out your office, conference rooms, and supply closets and get rid of clutter! Bring unwanted supplies to Berkner Hall Lobby and swap or just take what you need – for free! Photos of available office furniture will also be posted. All supplies not swapped will be recycled. For more information, contact Francine Donnelly, Ext. 3381.

Apr 22

10:30 AM

"Green" Office

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkner Hall Lobby
A "Green" Office refers to the mindset and practices, such as recycling, power management, and purchasing environmentally preferred products, that help to reduce the environmental impact of our office activities. Check out the "Green" Office display and learn how you can make a difference. For more information, contact Debbie Bauer, Ext. 5664.

Apr 22

10:30 AM

"People's Choice" Photography Contest

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkner Hall Lobby
Check out the wonderful photography taken by BNL staff, contractors, and visitors who participated in the "People's Choice" Photography Contest based on the theme: “The Things We Do To Conserve and Preserve Our Precious Planet."

Apr 22

11:30 AM

Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC), presented by Evelyn Landini

11:30 a.m. to Noon, Berkner Hall, Room B
What is a UESC? What's in a UESC? What are the advantages? Come learn how DOE and BSA are working toward meeting BNL's Site Sustainability goals.

Apr 22

12 PM

Tour the Northeast Solar Energy Research Center
(NSERC) with Bob Lofaro

Noon to 1 p.m., Meet in upper lobby of Berkner Hall at Noon sharp!
Visit BNL’s newest facility, where the expansion of solar power in the northeast will be supported by providing high quality data, field-testing, analyses, and solar energy expertise to address technical, economic, environmental, and policy issues facing solar power deployment in northeastern climates.

Apr 22

12 PM

E-Waste Drop-Off

Noon to 1 p.m., Berkner Hall Circle
Start your spring cleaning at home! Come drop off your personal electronic waste (E-Waste) and learn how to recycle E-Waste in an environmentally responsible manner. E-Waste includes: computers (laptops and desktops); peripherals (printers, scanners and fax machines); monitors (CRT’s and flat screens); and cell phones. Check out these free data wiping tools for personal use (.docx). For more information, contact Peter Pohlot, Ext. 5660