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How You Can Help

Bloomberg School students, faculty and staff can all help reduce our ecological footprint.

Here’s how. (Most of these suggestions apply at school, work and home.)

  • Turn off all your lights when you leave the room for more than 15 minutes. 
  • Recycle by using your single-stream recycling bin.
  • Print less and print double-sided.
  • Close curtains or blinds on hot or cold days and when you leave for the night. 
  • Instead of boosting the heat, wear a sweater. 
  • Turn off your computer monitor if you’re not using it for more than 15 minutes.
  • Plug electronics (e.g., cell phone chargers) into a power strip, and turn off the strip when not using.
  • Carpool, bike, or use the shuttle to get to work or school.
  • Drink tap water instead of buying bottled water.
  • Re-use your own mug, thermos and silverware instead of disposable materials.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) at home.
  • Try eating vegetarian meals several times a week.

Baltimore Green Living Guide

Produced as a joint effort among the Bloomberg School's Environmental Health Sciences Student Organization, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Environmental Stewardship Committee, the 2009 Green Living Guide provides valuable resources for transportation, recycling, clean energy options, farmers' markets and farms, and much more. Click here to read the 2009 Green Living Guide (pdf).