Faculty and Staff

Green Office

Green Office

The UAB Green Office Program works to reduce energy consumption and waste production by helping staff and faculty identify areas of opportunity around the office.

Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Sustainability Ambassadors will communicate and advocate for more sustainable practices within their buildings, programs, and scopes of work in an effort to cultivate a sustainability culture in the professional workspaces at UAB.

Recycling

Recycling

You can recycle in your office and across campus, including items like toner, batteries, electronics, and pallets.

Carpool with Your Co-Workers

Carpool with Your Co-Workers

Use the CommuteSmart program to save yourself money, help the environment, and make parking a better experience for everyone in the UAB community.

Charge Your Electric Vehicle

Charge Your Electric Vehicle

Learn where on campus you can charge your electric car.

Reuse UAB Property

Reuse UAB Property

UAB Staff and Faculty can obtain chairs, desks, file cabinets, bookcases, computers, and many other items from the UAB Surplus Warehouse. These gently used items are free to UAB Departments, though there is a charge if you need the UAB Movers to help with your items. Call (205) 934-3344 or email for information on turning over your unwanted UAB property or obtaining property from them.

Learn about Sustainability in Higher Education

Learn about Sustainability in Higher Education

UAB is a member of the Association for the Advancements of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). You can access their online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing, collaboration, curriculum development, and professional development as a faculty or staff member at UAB.

Get Into Wellness

Get Into Wellness

UAB Human Resources offers Employee Wellness programs, including fun runs, smoking cessation programs, health screenings, produce farm stands, and more.

Buy Local Produce

Buy Local Produce

Locally sourced produce is often fresher than items shipped from afar, supports local and self-reliant food economies, and fewer fossil fuels are burned because of the reduced transportation. UAB partners with local vendors to offer seasonal Farm Stands in various campus locations, as well as pre-order service deliveries of produce to many campus buildings.

Purchasing

Purchasing

When considering items for purchase, first determine whether the item or service is really necessary. Also, consider used items available from the Surplus Warehouse.

When selecting new items for purchase, select options that have recycled sources, low VOC emissions, and other sustainable product aspects when quality, performance, and price are comparable to traditional alternatives. Many of UAB’s vendors, such as Fisher Scientific and Staples, offer sustainable alternatives for common products. If purchasing through Staples, be sure to check out their sustainable products listings.

Be Energy and Water Wise

Be Energy and Water Wise

You can help save water and energy through habits in your working and living areas. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Report energy and water problems like leaky faucets by calling 934-WORK.
  • In the winter, open the shades in your area to let the sun in and help heat the building. In the summer, set the blinds to allow light in but not the sun’s rays to reduce building cooling needs.
  • If you expect to be away from your area for more than 8 minutes, turn the lights off.
  • Notify Energy Management if you notice any outside lights on during the day by calling 934-WORK.
  • Turn computers, printers, copiers, etc., off when not in use. Do not leave computers on with the screen saver.
  • Avoid using space heaters, as are inefficient and may be a fire hazard. If you are having heating/cooling issues, call Campus or Hospital Maintenance.