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Help your residence hall win the Campus Energy Contest by reducing your energy consumption

The Office for Sustainability and its student ambassadors invite students to participate in the annual Campus Energy Contest, which begins today and runs through Nov. 18.

All on-campus residence halls (including some Greek houses) will automatically be entered and the hall or house with the greatest energy reduction will win a solar-charging picnic table to be installed spring semester. This is the first year the energy contest will use live energy data using building meters, and also the first year that to pit individual halls against each other.

Those living in residence halls are encouraged to reduce energy by taking such actions as:

  • Turning off lights when leaving a room;
  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator if able;
  • Unplugging devices when not being used or charged; and
  • Washing clothes in cold water.

Students can check the Office for Sustainability website to compare their residence hall’s energy usage to others.

Periodic updates, including which hall is in the lead, will be sent to Class Officer Collective representatives and posted on the Campus Energy Contest Facebook event page.

Stair Running Event

Students can participate in an energy-free exercise activity with a self-guided Stair Running Event Friday, Nov. 2, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Case Quad in front of Nord Hall.