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OU is #1 in the Big 12 for renewable energy. In 2011 OU purchased 97 million kilowatt-hours of wind energy, enough to power 8,000 American homes for a year. 


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Green Cleaning at OU


OU Facilities Management's custodial team uses many environmentally friendly products in their operations. Here are a few:


  • phosphate-free glass cleaner without dye or fragrance
  • a natural citric acid restroom cleaner
  • bio-renewable multipurpose cleaner derived from corn, coconut and palm kernel
  • two-ply toilet paper made of 100% post consumer product
  • new eco-conscious vacuums and automated machinery


In addition, the new hand towel dispensers installed across campus reduce paper waste. All paper products are made of at least 30% post-consumer recycled material.