Energy Challenge 2019


The 2019 Energy Challenge will run from March 25 - April 15, 2019. The theme is Charging towards Carbon Neutrality, with corresponding weekly themes to engage students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni in energy conservation. This is our final push to be carbon neutral by 2020! You can follow along with real-time energy monitoring in 24 Dickinson buildings on the Dickinson Energy Dashboard.

2019 Weekly Themes:

  • Week 1 (March 25 - April 1): Switch It Up

  • Week 2 (April 2 – 8): Change Your Path

  • Week 3 (April 9 – 15): Spring Into Action

Kick-Off Event: March 25, Social Hall, 7:00- 9:00 pm

Finale Bon Fire: April 18, Morgan Field, 7:30-9:30 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 inlcuding students, faculty, staff, and administrators alike, 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 percent reduction.

Do your best to conserve, change your Facebook profile pic to show your commitment, support the weekly themes, and come to our planned 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 2017 Energy Challenge, Charging Towards Action, yielded reductions of 29,672 kilowatt hours, resulting in 34,790 pounds of carbon conserved and $2,993 saved. The 2018 Challenge, Go all Out, yielded reductions of 14,246 kilowatt hours, resulting in 16,703 lbs of carbon saved and $1,437! This year, let’s increase our savings as we Charge Towards Carbon Neutrality in 2020!

Follow the Center for Sustainability Education on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for live updates on the challenge, and be sure to use #DsonSustainability to share how you will be Charging Towards Carbon Neutrality!