Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 Begins Monday!
It’s time for Campus Conservation Nationals 2013! March 11th marked the beginning of the baseline period that tallies up energy consumption prior to the competition. CCN officially begins on March 25th and runs through April 26th. According to Matthew Repka, a SEED intern who is currently working on CCN and the new Green Office Program, students should be aware of their energy use during CCN; this includes unplugging electronics when not in use, shutting off lights, shutting down computers, and much more. Not only is UT competing with other universities nationally, we are also competing directly with BGSU in a smaller competition called “The Rocket/Falcon Smackdown”. There will be weekly updates, similar to BlackoUT, that track UT’s results as a university and against BGSU.
To follow UT’s energy usage, go to the dashboard here. To follow UT’s energy usage and other sustainability initiatives follow us on Twitter here, and like us on Facebook here. For more general information on Campus Conservation Nationals, visit their website.
Remember, CCN is March 25th through April 26th, and UT is competing directly with BGSU so be sure to do your best to conserve energy!
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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