Think before you print, print double sided or consider not printing at all. Dalhousie has a Paper Policy [PDF - 265 KB] that outlines Dalhousie's standards for electronic business processes and green meetings;
To reduce paper, Dalhousie does not provide paper phone books unless a specific request is made. Send an e-mail to Directory.Changes@Dal.ca to make changes to the electronic Dalhousie directory;
Bring your own mug - efforts have also been made to reduce disposable cups and food service providers on campus offer discounts for bringing a reusable mug;
The Dalhousie Campus Bookstores do not provide plastic bags in an effort to reduce plastic waste;
Visit Divert Nova Scotia to find information on reducing, reusing, recycling and composting your waste.
All goods are redistributed at the University through a internal notification as outlined in the University Procurment Policy (disposal of surplus goods). Materials such as furniture that are not used on campus are often given to non-profits through the Procurement Department.
At end of every academic year, student groups help operate the "Dump and Run", a large indoor community yard sale. Proceeds go multiple Nova Scotia charities and not-for-profits.
Do you have clothing and household items you are not using? Call up the Clothesline® and donate them. They will come to your place of residence to pick up the items. All funds raised from resale will go toward the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Dalhousie's Environmental Health and Safety Office is purchasing a chemicals database to improve the efficiency of the Chemical exchange program.
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