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Welcome to Southampton Solent Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes for yourself and a party for your hall, all for recycling well and doing easy things to save energy.

2015/16 Student Switch Off Winners are ….. Chantry!!

Chantry reduced their energy usage by 15% this year and scored an average recycling rate of 9/5 out of 15 .. amazing!! All the halls did really well and we saved an average of 10% which is enough to;

  • Keep 54 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere
  • Keep a 15W energy-saving lightbulb on for 764 years!
  • Boil 3.1 million cups of tea!

Party for my hall?

Yep! Your hall will be competing to be the greenest by saving energy and recycling the best, with the winning hall getting thrown a party and given a big delivery of Ben & Jerry’s! To help your hall come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips and check for what can and can’t be recycled.

We’re also monitoring your recycling throughout the year so you’ll need to work together with your flatmates to win the prizes.

How do I win Ben and Jerry’s?

We’ve got loads of great prizes to give out in our photo competitions, like Ben and Jerry’s (big tubs!), Lush gifts and NUS Extra cards. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy onto the Facebook page. Simple! There are lots of other competitions as well get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook page so you don’t miss out.  To help your hall come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips.

Results last year…

We added up the energy saving across last year (2013-14) and Hamwic won! All the halls did really well and overall electricity use in halls was reduced by over 8% which is enough to

  • Keep 21 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere
  • Keep a 15W energy-saving lightbulb on for 305 years!
  • Boil 1.2 million cups of tea!

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