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Unplugged Energy Competition
Why Is Energy Conservation Important?
What We’re Doing About this at Cal State East Bay
SustainEastBay and Student Housing & Residence Hall have partnered together to host ‘UNPLUGGED’ an energy competition for the residence halls, to increase energy conservation efforts in the Res-halls through outreach and education. The goal of this competition is to motivate people and to foster a community that recognizes the economic, environmental, and social importance of conserving electricity. We hope to instill a sense of awareness among students, so they can make conscious decisions to reduce their energy footprint. By the end of this competition, students will
- be more mindful about their energy usage
- be willing to adopt more sustainable habits to conserve energy.
The competition will run through the Spring semester:
The residence hall with the lowest percentage of energy use per resident will win prizes for the entire hall and major bragging rights! Practice energy-saving behavior throughout the UNPLUGGED competition and help your residence hall win.
What can you do to conserve energy?
- Always cook with a lid.
- Only Use Your Dishwasher with a Full Load.
- Keep your fridge and freezer at their ideal temperature. For your fridge this is between 2°C and 3°C and your freezer should be at -18°C.
In your residence hall:
- Turn off unnecessary lights.
- Unplug devices when not in use.
- Take the stairs, if possible.
- Keep the Thermostat at low temperature.
- Wash at a cold temperature.
For more tips and tools to help save energy, please visit @SustainEastBay on Instagram. To get involved with future Cal State East Bay sustainability efforts, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.