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Padrón Campus Sustainability Committee: Reducing Energy Waste

Enhancing Learning and Changemaking Related to Environmental Sustainability, Resilience and Earth Literacy

Reducing Energy Waste on Campus

Reducing Energy Waste on Campus

Image encouraging people to turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use (energy conservation)

 

On campus, individual sustainability champions are turning off lights and switching off or unplugging devices not in use. They also lower window blinds to help decrease building cooling costs. Energy in Miami currently comes primarily from fossil fuels (approximately 80%), making energy conservation efforts even more important.

Additionally, individuals are experimenting with and investing in solar and wind power to help curb their reliance on fossil fuels. Additionally, they are using "people powered movement" to commute to and from campus (when online work or studies aren't possible). They are also taking steps to reduce waste generally, understanding the embedded or embodied energy in different items and materials.

 

 

Learn more about some of the technologies that Miami Dade College employs to cut operating costs, increase efficiency and reduce negative impacts on our environment.