Energy Challenge 2018


The 2018 Energy Challenge will run from March 26-April 15, 2018. The theme is Go All Out, with corresponding weekly themes to engage students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni in energy conservation. You can follow along with real-time energy monitoring in 24 Dickinson buildings on the Dickinson Energy Dashboard

2018 Weekly Themes:

  • March 26 - April 1: Less Is More
  • April 2 - 8: Find Your Outlet, Spark Change 
  • April 9 - 15: Unplug and Get Outside 

Kick-Off Event: March 26, Social Hall, 7:00- 9:00 pm

Finale Bon Fire: April 19, 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, 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 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 2016 Energy Challenge, Green Devils Take Charge yielded a total reduction of 4,120 kilowatt hours, which evaded 4,830 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere, saving the college $415 on electricity costs. 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. This year, let’s increase our savings as we Go All Out! 

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 Go All Out