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Apr 9

Earth Month Has Arrived


Published in 2014

Hey Friends!

Earth Month is upon us, and there is a lot going on!

We started this month-long celebration with a documentary last Thursday and The Undie Run yesterday. Both went very well, but this is just the beginning. Today many from the office are presenting at the Student Achievement Day! There is opportunity to learn about what the green fee goes to, and also what projects are currently taking place at BSU.

Also, at every Earth Month event you will have the opportunity to put your name in to win a bike. A brand new, amazing bike!

Basically, there is a lot of super awesome stuff happening. The Sustainability Office will be updating  a lot to keep you in the loop, so be a part of the awesome events and support the Earth!

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Feb 20

Do It In The Dark


Published in 2014

Hello All,

Do It In The Dark is an energy-saving competition on campus. Each of the dormitories on campus is currently in the running to see who will save the most energy. This project makes students aware of how much energy they are consuming in their everyday lives. The goal of this competition is to reduce energy use as much as possible. The winning dormitory will be rewarded with a party, prizes, and the Do It In The Dark traveling trophy.

Enjoy the following tips and learn how to reduce your energy consumption:

Turn Off Your Lights:

This may seem simple, but remembering to flip the lights off when they aren’t necessary or you leave the room can conserve a whole lot of electricity! This is a really good habit to develop. Just remember your mom’s voice telling you this, it’ll help.

Set Your Thermostat Correctly:

If you turn your thermostat down just 1 degree, you could save $10 a month! Also, if you’re leaving for an extended period of time you can change the thermostat to a lower temperature. This will save money and energy!

Unplug When Not Using:

Unplug chargers, power strips, and unnecessary appliances when you aren’t using them! They draw energy whenever they are plugged in. Only plug them in when you need them. Sometimes just turning things off is not enough!

Computer

The next time you shop for a computer, consider opting for a laptop instead of a desktop can save a lot of energy. Also, put your computer in sleep mode when you don’t need to use it. This will put the computer in power-saving mode

Use A Power Strip

Using a power strip makes it easier to shut things down all at once. Instead of unplugging several things, you only need to flip one switch. There are even smart power strips that automatically turn off when nothing is being used. 

 

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Happy Earth Month! 

Be sure to check out our exciting line-up of events in the Calendar Section!

Paul Bunyan Transit


Paul Bunyan Transit -- the most reliable and economic way to get anywhere in town or in the county. They can be reached at 751-8765.  The student Green Fee helps bring the cost down to only $25 per semester!  Get your pass today at the InfoDesk in the Upper Hobson Memorial Union.

BSU Electricity Usage

kWh usage / month graph of the electricity usage Last 12 months (Jul 10 - Jun 11) compared to previous 12 months.
Jun '11 Jun '10 % chg
910129 827430 9 %

BSU Water Usage

gallons used / month graph of the electricity usage Last 12 months (Jul 10 - Jun 11) compared to previous 12 months.
Jun '11 Jun '10 % chg
1434730 1228000 16 %

BSU Waste Generated

waste in pounds / month graph of the electricity usage Last 12 months (Jul 11 - Jun 12) compared to previous 12 months.
Jun '12 Jun '11 % chg
24540 18840 30 %


 

"Environmentalism does not come in any one shape, size, or look and it is also about protecting people in the places where they live, work, and rear families."
~ Lisa Jackson (EPA Administrator for Sierra Club)