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Residence hall energy competition challenges students to reduce energy consumption

Residence halls on North Side, South Side and The Village (including Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall) are being pitted against each other for a residence hall energy competition to see who can reduce their energy consumption the most for two weeks.

The competition began Nov. 1 and will run through Nov. 15.

To help your team win, take the stairs instead of the elevator, turn off lights, unplug chargers and other devices, turn down your thermostat, wash your clothes in cold water—anything you can do to unplug and conserve.

There also will be a number of events where you can learn how to reduce energy usage:

  • Stair-Running Competition: Race up the stairs in either Michelson House or Clarke Tower to win prizes Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. No elevators allowed.
  • Energy-Free Sing-off: Come to Leutner Pavilion Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. to hear the musical talents of CWRU’s a cappella groups.
  • Big Green Event: Find out who won the Campus Energy Challenge and learn more about sustainable initiatives around Cleveland Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom A.

The winning residence hall group will win free T-shirts, distributed at Thwing Study Over.

Residence hall energy use updates will be posted at and on TVs around campus.