Friday Night Lights resumes TONIGHT!
Did you know that more than 1/3 of the energy used is by people in their homes? Did you know that if every home in America replaced just one traditional light bulb with an energy efficient bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year? This would prevent about 9 BILLION pounds of greenhouse gases from being pumped into the atmosphere per year, which is equivalent to the emissions of about 800,000 cars.
Other energy facts:
• A typical PC left on all the time produces 0.8 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
• A laser printer operating without a standby facility will use $24 of electrical energy per year.
• Switching off vending machines at nights and weekends reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 1 ton annually per machine.
• A photocopier left on overnight uses enough energy to make 5,300 photocopies
Do you want to help curb UT’s (and ultimately your) contribution? Come to Friday Night Lights on Friday January 11th! Friday Night Lights is a group of student volunteers dedicated to helping UT conserve energy by turning off lights in academic buildings on Friday nights. In addition to helping to conserve energy and save money, members have the opportunity to earn service hours that may be able to be applied to other groups, fraternities, sororities, etc. Volunteers meet at 6:30PM outside the Student Union’s South Dining Hall. This Friday will be the start of a weekly campaign!
Brought to you by SEED Intern: Monica Aspacher
Stats from: http://www.phrggreen.com/energy-stats/
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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