This past Tuesday evening, the Eco-Reps were lucky enough to be asked to participate in the Resident Adviser training. 25 Eco-Reps attended the meeting, which focused on the Energy Conservation Campaign that will occur in March throughout the residences. The Eco-Reps were able to get to know the RAs in their assigned residence halls, and work together on how to carry out this campaign.
The purpose of the Energy Conservation Campaign is to increase awareness and action of sustainable living practices through educational events and campaigns in the residence halls.
In 2011, Dickinson used 18,100,614 kWh of electricity – which added up to a $1.7 million electricity bill.
This year, Dickinson will “Go All Out” on Friday nights in March – students will be powering down computers and turning off lights in unoccupied areas. Then, on March 23, there will be a bonfire on Morgan Field at 8:30pm to celebrate Earth Hour. Other activities for that evening will include acoustic music and glow-in-the-dark Frisbee. Students, faculty, and staff will be encouraged to turn off their lights and electronics before joining in the festivities.
To learn more about Dickinson’s 2013 Energy Conservation Campaign, check out the link below! This is the presentation used by Lindsey Lyons on 2/12/13 if anyone needs any info from it!