Energy Challenge 2017

The 2017 Energy Challenge will run from March 27-April 16, 2017. The theme is Charging Towards Action, with corresponding weekly themes to engage students, faculty, staff, and alumni in energy conservation. You can follow along with real-time energy monitoring in 23 Dickinson buildings on the Dickinson Energy Dashboard.


2017 Weekly Themes:

  • March 27 - April 2: Find Your Outlet, Spark the Change
  • April 3 - 9: Watch Your Waste
  • April 10 - 16: Pull the CO₂rd, Go Outside

Kick-Off Event: March 27, Britton Plaza (Rain Location: Rector Atrium), 7:00- 9:00 pm

Finale Bon Fire: April 21, Morgan Field, 7:00-9:00 pm

Dickinson is striving to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as part of our Climate Action Plan, by changing behavior to reduce electricity consumption. The Energy Challenges encourages and educates all Dickinsonians to do their part.

A residence hall competition will be hosted between the 15 residential buildings to see who can reduce their consumption by the greatest percentage from baseline data. Prizes will be awarded for greatest reduction.

Do your best to conserve, change your Facebook profile pic to show your commitment, support the weekly themes, and come to our events. Here are the current standings for the competition.

The Energy Challenge is contributing to Dickinson's carbon commitment to become carbon neutral by 2020. The 2015 Energy Challenge, Spark the Change yielded a total reduction of 69,670 kilowatt hours, which evaded 84,719 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere, saving the college $6,270 on electricity costs. The 2016 Energy Challenge, Green Devils Take Charge, yielded reductions of 4,120 kilowatt hours, resulting in 4,830 pounds of carbon conserved and $415 saved. This year, let’s increase our savings by Charging Towards Action!

Follow the Center for Sustainability Education on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for live updates on the challenge, and be sure to use #DsonCharge for a chance to win prizes.