Sustainability Resources

UNM Campus

Information Technologies
IT is making efforts to reduce consumables like paper, which in turn, reduces the amount of printer toner and the amount of electricity required to print. Reduce the amount of electricity your computer uses.

Office of Sustainability
UNM’s official sustainability website links to news sources, energy conservation tips, student activities, and more.

Parking and Transportation Your resource for getting around without a car. Bicycling, car pooling, Rail Runner, Zipcars, and more.

Physical Plant Department
UNM’s Physical Plant Department provides abroad range of infrastructure support including, Automotive Fleet, Energy, Environmental, Maintenance and Utility services.

Recycling Department
The Recycling Department at UNM helps keep the campus green by diverting recyclable materials from landfill and ensures that those materials are recycled or reused. Recycling guide and additional recycling information.

Residence Life Office
Live Green at UNM! Suggestions and resources for living greener while at UNM.

Student Union Sustainability
Find out more!

Surplus Property
Properly dispose of your computer hardware.

Sustainability Studies Program
Sustainability Studies integrates knowledge and methodologies from the Sciences, Humanities, and Arts.

City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque Solid Waste Department
Information for safe disposal of hazardous waste in Albuquerque and a list of less toxic alternatives to common household chemicals like pest control and cleaners.

State of New Mexico

Bernalillo County Recycling
Recycling information for Bernalillo County.

Build Green New Mexico
Smart home building and buying to preserve New Mexico’s environment.

New Mexico Environment Department
Recognizing the profound implications that global warming and climate variation could have on the economy, environment and quality of life in the Southwest, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed Executive Order 05-033 on June 5, 2005.

New Mexico Recycling Coalition Search the New Mexico Recycling Directory by type of material to dispose or type of recycling service and by county and type of disposal site.

Higher Education

American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
Colleges and universities must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to eliminate global warming emissions, and by providing the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
An association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future.

Society for College and University Planning
The Society for College and University Planning’s two core values: "Integrated planning in support of excellence in the academic enterprise" and "Innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary approaches to planning issues."

Electronics / Computers

Albuquerque Recycling
Environmentally friendly recycling for unwanted electronic waste.

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Make educated purchase decisions for monitors, laptops, and desktop computers based on environmental attributes.

Enchantment Electronic Recycling
Full service electronics recycler.

Green Electronics Council
“Redesigning society’s relationship with electronics.”

Energy Savings

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings
Energy efficient appliances and home energy savings guide.

Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.