What You Can Do
At Lasell College, we encourage our students to incorporate sustainable actions into their everyday lives.
Join a Club
LEAF Club (Lasell Environmental Action Force)
The purpose of LEAF is to promote action, spread awareness, and to incorporate the environment into everyday living, both on- and off-campus. We do this by partnering with other organizations (on- and off-campus), and sponsoring events and activities that encourage respect and appreciation for the environment. LEAF helps put on the Earth Day Celebrations and hosts movie nights craft nights, trivia nights and other events throughout the year!
There are many simple and inexpensive methods for reducing your carbon footprint; from making donations to green organizations which promote actions from planting trees, to researching and implementing renewable energy! Many methods can actually save you money as well! Below you will find some great ways to reduce your impact.
Replace traditional lightbulbs with LEDs!
Replacing incandescent bulbs with LED saves money and helps keep tons of CO2 out of our atmosphere.
Properly shut down electronics when not in use!
When plugged in, electronics (like chargers for all of your gadgets) draw about a watt of energy when not in use. Unplugging your electronics or connecting them to a power strip that you can switch off when you are not using them is a very simple way to save money, as well as the environment!
Leave your car at home!
Gas is expensive! Walk or ride a bike instead of driving your car. Vehicles are one of carbon dioxide's biggest contributors. If biking is not an option, think about buying a hybrid or electric car!
Bike racks are located around campus near residence halls, find one near you below! (click on image to open pdf version):
Take Public Transportation!
Lasell College is located only 0.5 miles away from the Riverside T Station, making it a readily available resource for students to take advantage of if they need to get to work or just spend a day in the city. The Lasell shuttles will even take you there!
Turn down your thermostat and shut off the lights!
When you're at home, turning down your thermostat just 2 degrees in the winter, turning it up 2 degrees in the summer, and shutting off the lights when you don't need them saves energy and money. While you may not be paying for your heating or electricity costs on campus directly, you better believe that the tuition you pay factors in these utility costs.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
- Buy a reusable water bottle instead of using single-use plastic water bottles.
- Print double sided
- If you carry a lunch or snack with you, use a reusable container or lunch bag
- Reduce waste by buying in bulk
- Buy reusable dishes, cups and utensils instead of single use plastic or paper dining items.
- Bring reusable shopping bags with you every time you go grocery shopping.
- Empty and wash out recyclables before putting them in the recycle bin.
- Lasell provides each residential room with a small, white recycling bin for your own use. Once full, take your small recyling bin to the trash/recycling room in your building and transfer contents to the larger recycling bin. Be sure to keep trash out of the small recycling bins in room.
- Recycle batteries in designated battery recycling locations. These can be found in each laundry room (in larger resident halls), with a poster demonstrating how to do so properly. Click here to find out more about battery recycling!
Can it be recycled? Find out here!
Lasell Leftovers is a program used to donate clothing, food, and supplies to local non-profit organizations. Students have the opportunity at the end of the year to donate goods that they no longer have use for. Bins are placed in each residence hall labeled, "Clothing, Food, and Supplies" and the items collected are then donated to local organizations.
- School Supplies
- Household Goods