TURNING OFF THE LIGHTS
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Turning off the lights extends the time between bulb
replacements. This ends up cutting operating costs
as well as reducing bulb replacement costs.
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In 2007, President J. Bernard Machen was the first to sign the American
College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, and the university
has an action plan for carbon neutrality by 2025. To meet this goal, one
important step is to reduce electricity use throughout campus.
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I ASK THE LAST PERSON
Determine the people in the
department who typically leave last
everyday (or most days).
Ask the people/person if they would
be willing to check at the end of the
day for equipment and lights that
have been left on, especially on
2 FIND THE LOCATIONS
Make a checklist of the equipment
and rooms for them to visit, and
walk through the department with
them to identify where to check and
where on/off switches are located.
Be sure that only community equipment,
such as copiers, or non-work related ma-
chines, such as are targeted.
Research computers or other essential
equipment should not be included.
Whenever last to leave a room, turn offall lights. To help you remember, light switch
stickers will be provided. Institute a "Last to Leave: Turn Off"policy in your depart-
ment byfinding a willing volunteer who will make sure that lights are offat the
end of every day, especially on Fridays. If the room has windows, use daylighting
instead ofartificial lighting.
3 DOUBLE CHECK
Check with other department
members to ensure they are aware
that there will be an energy sweep at
the end of the day. This may prompt
others to remember to turn off their
own lights and equipment.
4 BE PATIENT
Realize that people may take a while
to transition to new behaviors. Be
patient and supportive. Send an
email or poke your head in the "Last
to Leave" volunteer's office and
thank him/her in advance for turning
off the lights and office equipment,
which will also serve as a reminder.
Use a power strip to
cut power at the wall to
common office equip-
ment such as copiers
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SUse the provided light
switch stickers on
highly visible light O
switches to encourage
turning offlights when
During the day, turn
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decorative lighting, es-
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areas. At night, turn
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