Lights Off Cornell- is an energy conservation initiative which aims to reduce wasted electricity at Cornell by engaging student volunteers in turning off lights after hours. The way the program works is: our organization uses a website (http://www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/lightsoff/index.cfm) to schedule and assign pairs of volunteers to turn off lights in designated buildings. Volunteers are provided with building floor plans labeled with light switch locations. They record which light switches they turn off, and then input the recorded data back onto our website when they are finished with their volunteer assignment. Because we have taken the time to count how many lights each switch turns of and how many watts each bulb uses, the inputted data from our volunteers tells us approximately how much money, kilograms of CO2, and watts of energy we are helping the university save.
For more information: http://www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/lightsoff/index.cfm
Contact: Natalie Zandt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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