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Professor Caught Green Handed Turning Out Lights After Lecture

Professor Caught Green Handed Turning Out Lights After Lecture

Dr. Steven Cummer was caught Green Handed turning off the lights after a lecture in Hudson Hall

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Professor Cummer turning off the lights

Dr. Steven Cummer was caught Green Handed turning off the lights after finishing an Electrical and Computer Engineering lecture in Hudson Hall. Professor Cummer received a Sustainable Duke t-shirt as a reward for his sustainable behavior.
 
Name: Dr. Steven Cummer
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
What actions do you regularly take to be sustainable?
I always drink tap water and take the stairs when I can. I am also a much better recycler than most of my colleagues.
 
What sustainability efforts have you noticed on campus?
I see the signs telling me to take the stairs, and I feel guilty wasting the electricity when I have to take the elevator from the basement of CIEMAS.
 
What is one thing you would make more sustainable on campus?
Recycling! I wish there were more recycling bins. I have to carry cans from one building and down two flights in another to recycle them simply because I don't pass a bin.   

Will you be caught green handed next? Get Caught Green Handed is an initiative of Students for Sustainable Living created to reward sustainability actions at Duke. Get caught doing something eco-friendly, and receive great prizes including t-shirts, stainless steel water bottles and reusable grocery bags!  It's simple, just take actions throughout the day to reduce your environmental footprint and with a little luck, you could be caught GREEN HANDED! The contest will continue on a twice monthly basis throughout the fall semester.