At last Friday's Illini Lights Out event, 2,600 light bulbs were shut off that otherwise would have been left on all weekend, saving $395.58 in energy costs. This also prevented 3.2 metric tons of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere, the same as greenhouse gas emissions from consuming 358 gallons of gasoline. That's a big impact!
There are three more Illini Lights Out events of the semester:
- 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 newsletter here! There are a lot of fun events coming up for campus sustainability month in October, such as a clothing swap, trash pick-up, and plastic reduction challenge. This newsletter will give you details for all of these events and more.
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.