Students

Student Sustainability Ambassadors

Student Sustainability Ambassadors

If you would like to connect with a diverse group of environmentally minded students and learn more about sustainability, apply to become a Student Sustainability Ambassador!

MOVE OUT, Don't Throw Out

MOVE OUT, Don't Throw Out

Turn in your household items, canned food, personal care products, cleaning supplies, and recyclables to designated areas during moveout. Donations will support programs for men, women, and children at The Salvation Army.

Recycling

Recycling

You can recycle in your dorm and on campus, and there are city resources, electronic recycling, and medical recycling as well.

Explore Sustainability Curriculum

Explore Sustainability Curriculum

From a minor in Peace, Justice, and Ecology to an Individually Designed Major, students at UAB can find Sustainability coursework in almost any discipline. Check out the Sustainability course listing.

Support the Green Initiative

Support the Green Initiative

Be one of the UAB students working to develop a more sustainable community through projects, volunteer efforts, and awareness campaigns. For more information and meeting times, find them on Engage.

Volunteer in the Community

Volunteer in the Community

Find time to volunteer with one of UAB’s many community partners.

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.

Charge Your Electric Vehicle

Charge Your Electric Vehicle

Learn where on campus you can charge your electric car.

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.