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November 11, 2022 Illini Lights Out Data

Posted by Jenna Schaefer on November 12, 2022

At last Friday's Illini Lights Out event, 5,602 light bulbs were shut off that otherwise would have been left on all weekend, saving $852.32 in energy costs. This also prevented 6.85 metric tons of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere, the same as the greenhouse gas emissions from 771 gallons of gasoline being consumed. That's a HUGE impact!

There is one more Illini Lights Out event this semester on December 2nd, and you can sign up at this link. Stay up to date with other sustainability-related events and news by signing up for the Institute of Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) newsletter here!

Illini Lights Out addresses objectives 2.2 and 2.2.2 of the iCAP, or Illinois Climate Action Plan, to increase energy efficiency and reduce building-level energy. Find out about other iCAP objectives here and read the entire iCAP here.

Illini Lights Out is a certified Green Event! Click this link to learn how to green-certify your own event.