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SGA: lights out to save

October 25, 2010

By Carmen Brown, Staff Writer

On Wed. Oct. 20, SGA held their weekly meeting in the dining hall. Among the topics of discussion were the results and future plans for TellMeTuesday. Also on the agenda, were plans for a campus-wide blackout to preserve electricity.

Through a campus-wide blackout, the sustainability committee will be able to engage the student body in its green efforts. Conserving electricity is a big problem that goes unnoticed by most students, so the sustainability committee on campus would like to put together a campus wide blackout in the efforts promote awareness and preserve energy. According to the Energy Information Administration, the average United States residence uses 11,040 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month. By conserving electricity, students can make this campus ‘greener.’ This event is currently scheduled to take place on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 8a.m. on Nov. 20. Those who participate would turn off all lights and refrain from using electricity. As incentive for participating, sustainability members will come door to door and give prizes to the participants in the event.

Among other news, TellMeTuesday, which is an opportunity for student feedback, continues to be a success. It will be held every other Tuesday. The next opportunity to participate in TellMeTuesday will be on Tues. Nov. 2.


  1. August 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Can’t see this helping in any way other than to cut costs on the electricity bill. Because while the lights are turned off the power plants are still producing electricity that cannot be store for use later, so essentially it’s wasted.

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