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Welcome to the University of Reading Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes for yourself and money for your hall JCR, all for doing easy things to save energy.

Money for my hall JCR?

Yep! All the halls at Reading are competing to save energy and recycle more and at the end of the year the halls that have done the best get money towards their end of year party! Last year the campaign was won by St Pats. To help your hall come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips.

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!), Union tickets, Lush cosmetics and NUS Extra cards. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy onto the facebook fanpage. Simple! There are lots of other competitions as well so make get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook fanpage so you’ don’t miss out.

Results this year…

We’ve added up the energy saving for the year and St Pats have won by saving an epic 13%. Sibly are leading the recycling competition and across halls the recycling rate has increased by 2%. All the halls did really well and overall electricity use in halls has reduced by over 7% which is enough to

  • Keep 20 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere
  • Keep a 15W energy-saving lightbulb on for 285 years!
  • Boil 1.2 million cups of tea!

Photos from Reading Student Switch Off


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