Woman's hand turning off the light
Woman's hand on a light switch showing that she is turning off the power and electricity to conserve energy

Reduce your energy consumption during a contest Nov. 1–15

It’s time for residential halls and Greek houses to compete in the annual CWRU Unplugged Energy and Sustainability Contest. Students living in Case Western Reserve University residence halls and Greek houses can compete to reduce their energy usage over the course of the two weeks. If you’re an off-campus or commuter student, you can still participate. All Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students, both on and off campus, can sign the pledge for a chance to win raffle prizes.

Learn more about the challenge.

Tips to win

  • Monitor your building’s live energy consumption and take action.
  • Get your friends and suitemates to reduce your building’s electricity use by turning off the lights, taking the stairs, unplugging devices and washing clothes in cold water.
  • Have a pledge-signing party with your RA.
  • Off-campus students can defrost their freezers and make sure to use LED lights instead of incandescent bulbs.
  • Consider other home energy tips from the Office of Energy & Sustainability.


Points will be awarded for:

The winning building will be treated to a pizza party.

Individuals are automatically entered to win raffle prizes by signing the pledge. Prizes include gift cards and zero-waste kits with tote bags, reusable silverware, beeswax wraps and more.

The Office of Energy and Sustainability and Sustainability Ambassadors—with support from Student Sustainability Council and Residence Hall Association—organized this challenge.