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A Successful Start to the Year for Student Switch Off!

10439460_905267569484430_6727213116217623077_nStudent Switch Off has kicked off another successful year running its energy saving campaign in halls of residence, and is now reaching a massive 147,000 students at 50 universities across the UK. 

An impressive 21,000 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 across the country, with participating halls of residences reducing energy usage by an average of 7% compared with previous years. Through the combined impact of the students’ small actions we have so far saved enough energy to boil the water for 27,812,391 cups of tea!

Fortnightly photo competitions have had over 1,350 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.

JumperOver 800 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 is proud to be empowering students to be the next generation of environmental activists.

In November over 15,000 students took part in our Climate Change Quiz, putting their knowledge of energy saving to the test. The four halls who had the highest participation rates in the quiz were rewarded with a huge delivery of 100 tubs of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Those halls were Regent’s Park College Oxford, Newham College Cambridge, Fedden hall Cranfield and Southlands college Roehampton.

Coming up in the spring term we have loads more competitions to get involved with, including 4 more photo competitions, another chance to win 100 tubs of Ben and Jerry’s for your hall in our Climate Change Quiz on the 4th February and halls visits across the 50 unis! To keep up to date Find Your University

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