Tuesday, November 13th
Do It in the Dark S'Mores Kickoff
Tenley Campus 7-8 PM, North Side 8-9 PM, South Side 9-10 PM
Turn off the lights and spend some quality time outside making delicious s'mores with the Residence Hall Association and Green Eagles. Learn about the competition, take the Pledge to Conserve Energy, and enjoy an old-fashioned campfire cookout while cutting your energy use.
Tuesday, November 20th
Thanksgiving Energy Break
Before you leave for Thanksgiving Break, don't forget to unplug your appliances, turn your heat down to low, and shut your windows tightly. Taking these simple steps will ensure that while you're away, you'll stay ahead in the competition.
Wednesday, November 28th
DCSEU Tabling & Demonstrations
Quad outside MGC, 10 am - 4 pm
Come out to the quad and learn about energy efficiency programs you can take advantage of right here in DC with the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). Try out some amazing energy demonstrations, grab some coupons for energy efficient lighting, and find out if DCSEU's energy bug mascot can stand up to Clawed the Eagle in an electrifying dance-off!
Thursday and Friday, November 29th and 30th
Free Light Bulb Exchange at AU's Quarterly E-Waste Drive
Quad Outside MGC, 11 am - 4 pm
Energy efficiency can also help close the zero waste loop. Bring your old incandescent bulbs to the personal E-Waste Drive , and we'll give you a brand new Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulb to replace it absolutely free. While incandescent bulbs cannot be recycled, your new CFL can. Save money on energy costs while saving your lights from a dark eternity in a landfill. It's a doubly bright idea!
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Friday, November 30th
Energy in Global Computing: A Conversation with Stephen Harper, Intel's Global Director of Environment and Energy Policy
Location TBD, 1 pm - 2 pm
Throughout AU's energy competitions, we try to reduce the amount of electricity we use to keep the ever-growing number of electronics on campus buzzing, humming, and glowing. What role does your laptop play? Stephen Harper, Global Director of Environmental and Energy Policy for Intel, the world's largest maker of computer chips, will be answering this and many other questions. Learn about how some of our most used pieces technology actually become more efficient as they grow in computing power year after year, and what sort of impact this has on global energy use. The true story behind your computer's battery will surprise you.
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Tuesday, December 4th
Champions Dessert Party
Time and Location TBD
The winning residence hall will enjoy a champions dessert party to recognize their energy saving achievements before they embark on final exams. Raffle winners will be announced at this time and contacted via e-mail.
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