elcome to Duke! You hold in your hands your guide to sustainability at the university.

The Blue Book gave you the 101 on Duke and becoming a Blue Devil, and now the GreenBook gives you the essential info on green living and becoming a Green Devil. Duke is an impressively green university; we will be carbon-neutral by 2024 (which, dear Duke fans, is 26 years ahead of UNC). We recycle, conserve energy and water through various projects, rent bikes, support local farms, celebrate Earth Day… you get the picture. However, there’s one thing that Duke sustainability is missing: YOU. Become a part of the effort by making some of the easy lifestyle choices we suggest in this book for reducing your impact, and thus Duke’s impact, on the earth. We can’t do it without you. Good luck on your freshman year, and may the forest be with you!

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food
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hat and how you eat has a major impact on the environment--from growth and processing to transport and disposal. Reduce your environmental “food”print by following these guidelines:

MOST ECO FRIENDLY EATERIES ON CAMPUS
• • • • • Divinity School and Law School Refectory The Tower Joe Van Gogh Marketplace The Great Hall

EAT BETTER
Eat less meat
Livestock produces more greenhouse gases than planes, trains and cars combined!

Eat local
Duke holds a Farmer’s Market spring through fall and Durham has one year round

Eat organic
Produced without growth hormones or synthetic pesticides and fertilizers

MEET THE MARKETPLACE!
The Marketplace is the dining hall on East Campus where freshmen eat most of their meals. • 22% local • 10% organic • 70% of Duke Dining’s waste is composted • Vegetarian and vegan options available

WASTE WATCHERS
Reduce waste
Cut down on to-go waste-- get your food ‘for here’ and don’t take more than you can eat

NEXT STEPS? DUKE HAS PLENTY OF FOODRELATED ORGANIZATIONS:
Reuse
Join the clamshell program for a $5 deposit on Food or Flex for access to reusable containers

Recycle
Recycle any plastic to-go containers you use (after dumping them out)

• Campaigns led by Environmental Alliance and Students for Sustainable Living • Duke Food Project (campus farm & gardens) • Plan V (Enjoy yummy vegan/vegetarian meals) • Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee (through DSG) • Duke Culinary Society

The Marketplace, the Great Hall and the Refectory all compost, so leave your food on your plate

Use restaurants’ non-disposable silverware

☛ SEE THE ONLINE VERSION FOR: Dining Links to local Farmers’ Markets, Map of Local
Locations, Group blurbs and links

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recycling
BOTTLES AND CANS
• • • • • • • Solo cups (!!!) All colors of glass Aluminum cans Clean aluminum foil Clean food cans Clean tin/steel cans Plastic containers (#1-7)

of recyclable materials are thrown away every year at Duke. Don’t be trashy! Here’s what can be recycled:

BLEND PAPER
White paper (staples OK) File folders Index cards Envelopes without plastic windows • Post-it notes

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
• Newspaper (glossy inserts OK) • Magazines / Catalogs • Paper bags • Chipboard / Paperboard • Paperbacks

CARDBOARD
• Corrugated cardboard • Relatively clean pizza boxes

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ut and about? Want to save money and the environment? Don’t take a guilt trip—use public transit, bike or walk.

ON CAMPUS
• Duke buses—Get around campus and meet new people • Bikes — Rent a bike for free from the Duke Outpost or bring your own. • Walk — It’s a mile and a quarter from East Campus to West Campus. Enjoy the weather and hoof it!

IMPORTANT NOTES
• Plastic bags cannot be recycled at Duke • Rinse out containers before recycling • Recycle cell phones and batteries in the basement of Marketplace

☛ SEE THE ONLINE VERSION FOR:
Links to the locations of cardboard recycling, e-waste recycling and the entire recycling list. Also find fun volunteer recycling activities.

OFF CAMPUS
Duke buses
Get a free ride to Chapel Hill on the Robertson Scholars bus, if you’re willing to venture into enemy territory...

Public transit
Get around downtown Durham for free on the Bull City Connector, which stops at the main entrance to East Campus.

Cars
Get off campus without the cost of owning a car! Rent WeCar by the hour after paying a one-time membership fee.

Save taxi fare and ride a Dukesponsored shuttle bus to the airport before and after school breaks.

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Travel throughout the region on DATA and Triangle Transit buses, which depart from the Durham Transit Center (a stop on the Bull City Connector).

Carpool with a friend or check out DukeList for ride-sharing opportunities.

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living@duke
PART I: DORM LIFE
So, you’re here, you’re unpacked, and it’s time to start getting comfortable with your new dorm life! Follow our tips to make the best of your move.

PART II: PURCHASING
What you buy (or don’t buy) sends a powerful message--make it one you believe in.
• BUY LESS or buy used • The Duke Free Store, held regularly in the Bryan Center. Have an item you don’t want anymore? Leave it here. See an item you could use? Take it. What’s not to love? • The Scrap Exchange (923 Franklin Street) is a local nonprofit that offers and accepts all sorts of used items. • Thrift shops, such as Nearly New Shoppe on 2525 Erwin Rd.

ELECTRONICS
• Unplug them when they’re not in use to stop them from sucking “vampire energy” • Plug electronics into a powerstrip, switch it off when not in use • Use the sleep or hibernate setting on your computer, not the screensaver

PART III: STUDYING
• Save money (and trees): buy used or local books • ShelfRelief — Online site to buy books from other Duke students • The Regulator Bookshop (720 9th Street) • Printing • Print less! Do you really need it? • Only print double-sided • Format pages to have smaller margins and fonts • Print multiple PowerPoint slides per page • Read articles electronically

ENERGY
• When you leave your room: turn off the lights, fans and air conditioning (if you have it) • Leave your radiator off and opt for a sweater instead • Set the thermostat to a few degrees higher in the summer (76° F) and a few degrees lower in the winter (68° F)

WATER
• Take back the tap! Skip the bottled water and bring your own reusable bottles • Shorten your showers! (1 minute = 12 bottles of water) • Only wash full loads of laundry, and use the cold water setting • Air dry your clothes on a drying rack or clothesline • Report any leaky plumbing to RLHS

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get involved
ere’s the part where you go out and make an even bigger difference. Show what you know!
• The Smart Home • Roots and Shoots • Wilderness and Outdoor Opportunities for Durham Students (WOODS) • Environmental Alliance • Students for Sustainable Living (SSL) • Dorm Eco-Reps Program • Duke Food Project

• Join an environmental activism group

• Take the monthly Green Devil Challenge for more tips on how to green your lifestyle. • Learn about your footprint with the Duke Carbon Calculator • Got a project idea? Apply for STARS and Green Grants • Become a certified green dorm room! • Take a course or two in environmental sciences • Consider getting a major, minor or certificate in ENV, EOS or environmental engineering • Connect with nature at the Duke Gardens, the Duke Forest, and other parks in the area • Get excited about Eco-Olympics, an East Campus competition that pits dorms against each other in the quest for green dominance! Dorms get points for recycling, reducing energy use and participating in various eco-activities.

☛ Off-campus volunteer opportunities, links to the Carbon
SEE THE ONLINE VERSION FOR:
Calculator, Green Devil Challenge, course listings and more!

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about Eco-Olympics, an East Campus competition that pits dorms against each other in the quest for green dominance! Dorms get points for recycling, reducing energy use and participating in various eco-activities.

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