Green Living Guide
Refuse | Reduce | Reuse | Repurpose
Refuse to acquire harmful, wasteful, and non-recyclable items.
Reduce your use of harmful, wasteful, and non-recyclable items.
Reuse items instead of acquiring new ones.
Repurpose items that can't be refused, reduced, or reused.
Bring your unwanted clothes to St. Mary Advocates Thrift Store or Wearable Collections.
Symposia accepts book donations.
Donate your used furniture and household goods at The Salvation Army.
Hoboken Shelter accepts a wide range of items for unhoused community members.
Donate unwanted items to a local organization where you live.
Recycle when you can't refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, or donate.
Stevens has single-stream recycling (all items are combined).
Ensure items are clean.
Drop off your e-waste at the Hoboken Recycling Center or at your local recycling center.
Visit TerraCycle to learn how to recycle packaging you would otherwise throw away.
Pay attention to your municipality's recycling policies.
When in doubt, throw it out!
Food & Dining
Pierce Dining Hall offers Plant-Forward Monday Menus to reduce meat consumption.
The Vedge food station serves vegan and vegetarian options every day.
The Bowl Life station serves many vegetarian and vegan grain bowls.
Plant-based milk and dairy alternatives are available in all dining locations.
Plant-based restaurants are popping up in large cities and small towns- look for one!
Shop at Hoboken's Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown farmers' markets.
Look for farmers' markets where you live.
Compost Food Waste
Save food scraps in your freezer or compost bucket.
Bring your food scraps to one of the many food waste drop-off sites in Hoboken.
Check with your local municipality for composting opportunities.
Turn off lights, fans, and air conditional when you leave.
Unplug electrical items whenever possible.
Use LED bulbs.
Turn off power strips when not in use.
Adjust what you are wearing instead of turning up the heat or air conditioning.
Take fewer and shorter showers.
Turn off the water faucet when brushing your teeth.
Don't wash clothes after one wear; only put full loads in the washing machine.
Use a dishwasher instead of handwashing dishes.
Stevens offers free shared rides to and from campus sites and select spots in Hoboken.
Download the "Stevens Shuttle" app from Apple's App Store or Google Play.
Ditch the car, take transit, and then use Stevens Shuttle to get around Hoboken.
Many NJ TRANSIT train lines go to the Hoboken Terminal, where Stevens Shuttle picks up.
The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stops at 9th St and 2nd St, where Stevens Shuttle picks up.
NJ TRANSIT's bus service goes from Hoboken to the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal and New Jersey locations; there are many bus stops close to campus on Washington St.
Eligible students receive a 25% discount on monthly student passes.
Bikes and Scooters
Register your bike or scooter with Bike Index.
Join the waitlist for free U-locks to keep your bikes and scooters safer.
Bike racks are located across campus.
Join the Citi Bike bike share waitlist for a free annual membership.
Free EV charging stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
5 EV charging stations are located in Babbio Center Garage and 4 in Howe Center Lot.