Please take a minute to read how to conserve resources, recycle
and discard trash.
If you aren’t sure you will really need something, hold off on a
purchase until you move into your room. If you really need
something, all major stores are close to STJ campus.
Shop – EnergyStar
STJ is an EPA EnergyStar
The easiest way to find the most electrical energy efficient items
is to look for the EnergyStar label as you shop. Most of the
electronics you use everyday in your dorm room are available in an
EnergyStar label model. EnergyStar is not a brand name, it’s a
label developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
to mark energy efficient products.
After you arrive, Hit the off
STJ in a Partner with 9 other NYC
universities to reduce carbon emissions by 30%.
Make energy efficiency a habit by turning off lights, appliances
and the heating / cooling blower unit located under every
Recycle, “It’s the law”
STJ is a Partner with NYC Recycling
Outreach & Education.
NYC recycling laws require recycling of paper (all types) including
newspapers, magazines, copy paper and cardboard; and metal cans,
aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles. Recycling these
materials is the responsibility of every student. Each dormitory
suite has a small-size blue recycling container. A note on plastic
material recycling - STJ’s program for recycling plastic is
that most all types of plastic are recyclable including: yogurt
cups, plastic forks and spoons, plastic plates and cups, as well as
the standard items – plastic bottles, and plastic jugs.
Items Not Recyclable are styrofoam, food and plastic bags.
For these and other trash, there is a central trash room on every
floor in every building at Residential Village. It is the
responsibility of every student to empty trash in the trash
Deposit recycle materials from your suite
into large-size recycle containers located in corridors.
Outside all dormitory suites, conveniently located in all
corridors are medium-size recycle containers of two types: One type
is for paper of all types (not soiled) and; Type two is for
plastic, metal & glass. Recycle materials separation of these
two types is the responsibility of every student.
During move-in, place empty cardboard boxes at the ends of each
corridor. Cardboard will be picked up by maintenance staff.
Think - WaterSense
STJ Endorses EPA’s WaterSense
Here are five tips to conserve:
- Shave a minute off your shower.
- Report dripping faucets, running toilets, and water leaks.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and shaving.
- Run washing machines with full loads.
- Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge.
STJ is an EPA WasteWise
St. John’s dining service, located in Montgoris Dining Hall, takes
its obligations very seriously and realizes the responsibility to
offer a wide variety of nutritionally balanced foods. Please take
reasonable portions so that there is minimal food waste.