UCF Housing and Residence Life has become one of two housing programs in the State University System and one of only 40 in the country to partner with Mac Gray Campus Solutions to use a carbon-neutral laundry program. Mac Gray, who recently won the bidding process for laundry services at UCF, facilitates the “Lighten the Load” program to offset 100 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions derived from laundry equipment. Through investment in carbonfund.org, Mac Gray will offset more than 549,000 pounds of carbon dioxide produced by UCF residents each year.

UCF Housing has a long established commitment to environmental awareness from recycling in the halls and the Greenhouse Living Learning Community to participation in the Annual Kill-a-Watt Energy Conservation Competition.

“This is one of many green initiatives Housing offers and we are proud to participate in campus sustainability efforts and reduce our carbon footprint while promoting environmental awareness among our residents,” said Christi Hartzler, executive director of Housing and Residence Life.

The Department of Housing and Residence Life is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.