Toolkit for a Sustainable Classroom

By utilizing this resource guide, you will be contributing to the conservation of natural and financial resources. Thank you for supporting Brandeis University’s sustainability efforts by implementing this toolkit in your classroom!


Classroom & Building Management

  • Switch off all electronic equipment, especially computers and projectors, and turn off the lights when you leave
  • Turn off hallway lights if possible when you leave for the day
  • Make sure the trash and recycling bins are visible and easily accessible
  • Encourage and model using reusable beverage containers

Reusable container image

Learning opportunities    

  • Sustainable Brandeis can provide electricity, natural gas, waste and renewable energy data for classes on request for any data analysis or sustainability lesson 
  • Groups can visit the facility that processes our recycling in Charlestown, MA; contact for details

Wate data

Communication and Travel

  • Schedule office hours immediately before or after class to reduce travel
  • Offer virtual chat times with Zoom in lieu of making appointments on-campus
  • For off-campus trips or meetings, schedule carpooling with Commute Green or use public transportation

Go Paperless

  • Accept and grade assignments through LATTE, Google Drive or Email
  • Post class syllabi, handouts, class notes, surveys, quizzes and readings through LATTE
  • Utilize library resources such as: