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Enviromental Awareness

WIS recognises the need to demonstrate environmental awareness, promote recycling, and reduce our carbon footprint by minimising energy wastage. We strongly encourage you to work with us to meet these important challenges. Please therefore be aware of the following:

RECYCLING

In the parking lots of Lunenfeld-Kunin residences and Europe House, there are blue bins for recycling paper/cardboard and tins/bottles.  Municipality-provided bins for plastic bottles and clothes can be found on the street between Europe House and Lunenfeld-Kunin residences. Please ensure that all recyclable goods are clean; do not put food waste in recycling bins.

WATER

Try to save water by following some of these tips:

  • Spend less time in the shower, or turn off the water while you’re applying soap.
  • Do not leave the water running when cleaning your teeth.
  • Report any leaks or dripping taps so they can be repaired as soon as possible.
  • Do not run the cold tap till the water is cool before filling your water bottle: why not fill your bottle straight away and put it in the fridge?
  • Do not boil a litre of water for one cup of tea, as this wastes electricity: just fill the kettle with as much water as you need.

LIGHTING

Please switch off any lights that are not being used, and when you leave your room.  Pay particular attention to the balcony lights in Europe House and Lunenfeld-Kunin residences.

AIR CONDITIONING

Please switch off the a/c when you are not in the apartment as this is a huge waste of electricity.  In the Lunenfeld-Kunin Residences and Europe House, we have installed movement sensors in the living rooms which will automatically switch off the a/c when no movement is detected.

If you need the sensor deactivated for religious reasons, please contact the housing office.

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