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September 9, 2022 Illini Lights Out Data

Posted by Jenna Schaefer on September 13, 2022

At last Friday's Illini Lights Out event, 2,291 light bulbs were shut off that otherwise would have been left on all weekend, saving $348.56 in energy costs. This also prevented 2.8 metric tons of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere, which is the same as the greenhouse gas emissions from the average car driving 6,952 miles. That's a big impact!

There are four more Illini Lights Out events this semester:

  • September 23
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 2

Sign up for one or more of them 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 Illinois Climate Action Plan objectives here and read the entire iCAP here