Campus Conservation Nationals is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! There are high hopes for this year with over 100 universities across America and Canada competing, but the competition is getting more and more ambitious. The overall competition is open from February 3rd to April 25th.
OSU has competed in the electricity reduction portion of the competition in previous years, but this will be the first year for water reduction on our campus. Our competition will run from February 24th to March 14th, and launched with a kickoff party in Marketplace West’s Large East Conference room Thursday February 20th in the evening. We had fun and informative conservation activities like bingo and guessing games, partnering groups with interactive games (Fresh From The Faucet, Solar Vehicle Team, and Sustainability Office), free desserts, giveaways like CFL bulbs, shower timers, and catchy stickers, and 105 commitments to conserve are recorded on the dashboard so far!
Check out our building dashboard for the results from the competition and conservation tips! Go Beavs!
OSU’s Building Dashboard: http://buildingdashboard.net/oregonstate/
CCN’s webpage: http://competetoreduce.org/ccn.html