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Welcome to Student Switch Off

That’s it! You’re ready to start saving energy. Have look below at our 4 easy tips, follow them and you’ll be on your way to helping your hall win the end of year party (at some uni’s this may be a prize and you might be competing as flats or as colleges. Please find your uni for more details) Remember to keep an eye on your email’s to see when we’re giving out the Ben and Jerry’s and other prizes!

Switch Off Lights and Appliances

As you have made it to university hopefully this tip will not come as a shock. If it does then you’ve got a difficult few years ahead. While most people are already pretty good at switching off lights and gadgets off it’s always worth a reminder. Watch the video below to see one of the less well known benefits of switching off.

Put a Lid on it

Putting a lid on your saucepan reduces the amount of energy required to cook your food by up to 90% AND cooks your food quicker. Double-win! Check out the Eco-Power Ranger demonstrating his lightning fast morning routine whilst saving energy.

Don’t overfill the kettle

There are some times in life when you just need a cup of tea. Don’t waste your time by overfilling up the kettle with more water than you need. You can use the time you’ve saved to start that reading you’ve been putting off. Or more realistically to browse Facebook aimlessly.

Put a Layer On, Not the Heating

When things get chilly, instead of turning up your radiator just put on a jumper or a nice jacket like the suave gentlemen to the right. A jumper adds a whopping 3 degrees of warmth to your body and often makes you look even more stylish (caution: this does not apply to Christmas jumpers). Alternatively you can use body heat to stay warm like in the video below.

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