Campus News

September 24, 2010

Take Note

A contest to save energy, water

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, reducing energy and water use while on campus can earn rewards.

The annual energy reduction competition for faculty, staff and students has been expanded this year to include water reduction efforts as well.

"Emory is encouraging the entire community to modify their daily behaviors to help the University reach its sustainability goals by turning off lights and faucets, unplugging phone chargers, hibernating computers, taking shorter showers, and other simple actions,” said Ciannat Howett, director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, the contest sponsor.

The winning buildings in the categories of research, residential, and other buildings will receive $1,000 each toward a sustainability-related prize.

This friendly competition is one way the University engages its campus community to help reach its goals, including reducing energy use by 25 percent per square foot by 2015.  

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