Residence halls compete to conserve power on campus

Winners of competition get ice cream party

By Sophia Gravatt
On April 12, 2019

ASU’s residence halls are competing against each other throughout the month of April in the Rams Go Green - Power Down Challenge.

Lorina Soza, family relations and activity coordinator, said the challenge is an initiative
brought on by multiple divisions across ASU. The goal of the program is to bring awareness to the community about conserving power, ways to make small changes in our daily lives to make an impact and other ways that the Ram family can go green.
Some of the ways students are conserving energy are by unplugging electronics that are not in use, turning off lights and fans when they leave a room and by washing clothes in cold water.
“I expect that our students will rise to the challenge, as they so often do,” said Aubrey Tarantine, area coordinator for Centennial Village and Carr Hall. “We have plenty of competitive students in our halls, so I’m sure it will be close down to the very end.”
The residence hall with the largest decrease in energy usage during the month of April will receive a pizza party to celebrate their victory.
“The committee will work with Jay Halbert and Bruce Flage to look at the utility usage for the buildings to determine average usage for April,” Soza said. “Housing and Residential Programs is sponsoring and paying for the pizza party.”
Soza said the largest percentage of students living in the residence halls who take the Rams Go Green pledge to reduce energy consumption will receive an ice cream party in celebration of their victory. The pledge can be taken via an online survey.
There will also be mini-contests during the month of April to encourage full student body participation and involvement from faculty and staff, Soza said.
There will also be an Earth Week scavenger hunt from April 15-22.
There will also be an Earth Week scavenger hunt from April 15-22.


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