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Eco-Madness! Which residence hall can do it better in the dark? www.ecohusky.uconn.edu
How the competition works All residence halls in Buckley, Northwest, Towers, Shippee, and West will compete against each other to see which individual residence hall can save the most energy and water. The contest will run from September 28- October 25. The winning building will win an ice cream party and a renewable energy offset certificate!
Why are we doing this competition? By conserving energy we can help reduce greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions into the atmosphere. Using less water means reducing the negative impacts on the environment. UConns water consumption has previously contributed to the drying up of part of the Fenton River. I am sad about the dry river!
Be an Eco-Captain! Eco-captains will be responsible for motivating their residence hall in saving energy and water To be an eco-captain, email firstname.lastname@example.org
How you can save energy Turn it off: When you leave the room turn off the lights, or you can just do it in the dark. Use natural light Use CFL light bulbs for your room- They last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
How you can save energy Unplug appliances when youre not using them. Set your computer monitor to sleep mode. Run only full loads of laundry and wash them either with cold or warm water. I pity the fool who dont save energy !
How you can save water Keep showers to 10-15 minutes. This can save 200-300 gallons per month! Try turning off the shower head while shampooing and shaving. Turn off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth.
Stop the Drop If you see a leaky faucet or showerhead, turn it off. A leaky faucet can waste up to 20 gallons per day. REPORT LEAKS that wont turn off at https://webcentral.reslife.uco nn.edu/ https://webcentral.reslife.uco nn.edu/
Where can I find more information? Go to: www.ecohusky.uconn.edu/ecomadness.htm