Choose Electronic Delivery and Save the Planet
In support of the University’s sustainability mission, you can choose electronic delivery for certain Benefits communications and documents.
For University health plans and programs, log in to CUBES, go to your Profile, choose "Email" as your Communication Preference, and click "Consent."
For Retirement plans, log in to your administrator's website:
If the law does not permit a document to be sent electronically, it will be sent via postal mail.
From 2016 to 2020, Human Resources has reduced both the size and quantity of Benefits Highlights printed books by 96% in the total pounds of paper used:
- 2016: 14,763 pounds (7.38 tons)
- 2020: 596 pounds (.30 tons)
The Highlights books went from using 59 trees in 2016 to 2 trees in 2020—a 97% reduction.
According to the Sierra Club, a minimum of 8 trees are required to produce 2,000 pounds/1 ton of paper.
Lower Greenhouse Impact
The change in print production has reduced HR's greenhouse gas emissions from 42,000 pounds in 2016 to 1,700 in 2020—a 96% reduction.
Production of 1 ton of copy paper produces 5,690 pounds of greenhouse gases: the equivalent of 6 months of car exhaust.