The project aims to reduce energy use in residences by at least 12%
in 12 months by encouraging students to switch off lights, televisions,
stereos and computers when not in use, not to leave appliances on
standby, covering pans when boiling water, only boiling as much water
as necessary and putting an extra layer of clothing on rather than
turning up the thermostat. Students will be encouraged to put these
measures into practice by their eco-power ranger peers.
Lynnette Jones, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Aston University, said
“If the students can make just a few simple changes to their
everyday actions, it would reduce the University’s electricity
consumption by 3% and help us meet challenging carbon reduction
targets. Student Switch Off is a really fun way to engage students in a
serious environmental issue.”
To find out more information about the scheme, visit www.studentswitchoff.org.
For more information on Aston University contact Laura Plotnek, University Communications Team, Aston University on 0121 204 4549 or email@example.com.