Students vying in national energy competition

March 28, 2014 | Events, Features, UToday
By Kevin Bucher

Help The University of Toledo conserve energy by participating in this year’s Campus Conservation Nationals competition.

Campus Conservation Nationals logo copyThe contest began March 14 and continues through Sunday, April 6, when residence halls at the University will compete to see who can conserve the most energy.

“Through competitions like this, we hope students can learn new ways to conserve energy and then pass on those habits to their friends and families,” said Brooke Mason, UT interim sustainability specialist. “Students can conserve energy in simple ways like unplugging their phone chargers and turning off lights when they leave a room.”

Now in its fourth year, Campus Conservation Nationals is the largest electricity and water reduction contest for colleges and universities.

While competing against other universities nationwide, UT has an additional challenge with rival Bowling Green State University called the Falcon-Rocket Smackdown. UT and BGSU residence halls are head to head to see which school can save the most energy. Last year BGSU was victorious, but UT is looking to avenge this year.

“It is a fun competition we have with Bowling Green and it helps get the students more involved,” Masons aid. “Hopefully, we can have the bragging rights this year.”

Weekly updates about energy saving activity will are posted here.

For more information and tips on how you can conserve energy, visit or contact Mason at

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