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Student Switch Off Campaign Continues to Cut Carbon

Student Switch Off has begun another successful year running its energy saving campaign in halls of residence, and is now reaching a massive 130,000 students at 54 universities across the UK.  

 

Over 19,400 students have already pledged to save energy during their time in university residences – and as the energy data comes in we are already seeing carbon savings at universities across the country.

 

Fortnightly photo competitions have had over 700 submissions, showing the innovative and fun ways that students have saved energy. Every photo entry has been rewarded with a prize, from Ben and Jerry’s ice cream to NUS Extra cards.

 

Another 700 students also took the next step and attended a Student Switch Off Ambassador training session, learning more about how they can motivate their peers to save energy and be the change on their local campuses. Student Switch Off are proud to be empowering students to be the next generation of environmental activists.

 

November saw the launch of a Climate Change Quiz, with 10,800 students testing their skills and Cambridge, Cardiff & Sheffield halls rewarded with deliveries of 100 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s for having the highest percentage of residents involved.

 

Student Switch Off has also been tackling the tough challenge of getting more students recycling at 18 Universities. Students who know that the right place for an empty baked bean can is in the recycling and not the trash have found themselves rewarded with chocolate left in their kitchens; whilst  recycling renegades have been left with some handy advice on how to properly get rid of their rubbish so they too can enjoy the sweet taste of recycling success

 

Student Switch Off will continue to campuses over the coming months getting more students saving energy, recycling and giving out Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. If you’d like to run the campaign at your institution next year please Contact neil@saves.studentswitchoff.org for more information.  

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