As January 28th has arrived, students in residences across Atlantic Canada are turning down their heat, unplugging their mini fridges and turning off their lights!
Over the next two weeks, the energy consumption of residences at eight Atlantic universities will be monitored and we are prepared to see big reductions in numbers. Did you know that over the past few years of C3, there have been reductions of over 30%? This year, with enthusiastic students and driven residences, we hope to match or even improve upon these numbers.
The challenge is a great time to take a look at what your school is doing to reduce their impact on the environment. Perhaps you can take a look at their environmental policies, go out to a meeting of an environmental group on campus or do some research on a local environmental cause.
To kick off the challenge, check out this link to see how a Mount Allison professor is using media to explore climate change in Atlantic Canada.
In past years, Sustainability King’s has pushed the community with the
Dark&Dirty Challenge. The darkness saves energy and the dirtiness saves
water! While making fun of ourselves is a huge laugh, we seriously
reduce energy use in so many creative ways, from getting rid of trays in our
cafeteria to traveling by train when we go home for the holidays.
King’s lacks the tracking devices necessary to be a true participant in C3, but
we are determined to pull our weight in the inter-university environmental
From January 28 – February 11, we will run the Dark&Dirty Challenge, display a
mural with students’ green acts, measure the amount of cafeteria food waste at the
beginning and end of the challenge, hold a bottle drive, and make random checks
on residence students’ shower times and appliances.
We’ll also have Tuesday lunch local alternatives in the campus cafeteria and a
scavenger hunt of various items students will have to photograph at the farmer’s
Get ready Kings… Let’s get Dark & Dirty.
Welcome to the Campus Climate Challenge!
Hello to all! Welcome to C3, an inter-university competition in Atlantic Canada to reduce energy use and promote sustainable living habits.
From January 28 to February 11, 2013, six Atlantic universities will be competing to reduce their carbon footprints all in the hopes of raising awareness.
Check out the pages up there for more information! Meanwhile, this space will be used for updates regarding the competition from all of the participants, so keep an eye out for exciting events, fun facts and more!
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