The college residence halls recycled 28163.3 total pounds of materials during the 2011 RecycleMania Tournament (from 2/6 to 4/2) Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television or operate a computer for three hours. Recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10% — avoid heavily packaged products. The college purchased more than $125,000 green cleaning and related products in 2007. All college sanitary paper products, including toilet paper and paper towels are made of recycled materials. SUNY New Paltz spent $40,000 on paper made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials Glass never wears out; it can be recycled forever. It takes 70 to 90 percent less energy to make recycled paper and it prevents the loss of forests worldwide, preserving habitats and preventing deforestation. The college saves 180,000 gallons of water a year with installation of waterless toilet fixtures. Avoiding just 10 miles of driving every week would eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year. The average meal in the United States travels 1,200 miles from the farm to your plate. Buying locally will save fuel and keep money in your community. Hasbrouck Dining Hall has recently entered into a contract with a local distributer, Red Barns Farm. Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when you're not using them will keep thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year out of the earth's atmosphere.