The University of Kansas, Bowling Green State University, University of Texas at Austin, and Pennsylvania State will participate in the event alongside UT. Campus Lights Out will be the university’s first joint conservation endeavor. It combines the efforts of each university’s conservation programs in order to save energy and resources.
In Fall 2012, UT launched Friday Night Lights, drawing on the successes of other campuses. Friday Night lights meets every Friday of the academic semester to make sure lights are off in academic buildings that would otherwise be left on. FNL is comprised of student volunteers from across disciplines that want to do service and save energy.
Campus Lights Out encourages faculty, staff, and students to get involved by turning off lights and electronic devices all around campus on the day of the event and sharing your efforts using social media: hashtag #CampusLightsOut. For more information on UT’s FNL go here.
This event sets in motion the month long energy competition, blackoUT that will commence November 1st. Stay tuned for more information on blackoUT!