A funny and fun way to get students engaged in conservation efforts in campus residences across British Columbia, Do It In The Dark promotes energy conservation and a simple idea of “turning out the lights”.
In March 2011, nine post secondary institutions partnered with the goBEYOND Campus Climate Network to conserve energy in student residences. The project, titled Do it in the Dark, is a fun and cooperative competition between students living in university and college residences. Over a three-week period, students compete across buildings and campuses to reduce their energy consumption. The game format encourages students living together in residence to engage with each other, with residence advisers, and with facility managers. Social activities on campus, such as workshops, candlelight dinners and conservation commitments, help drive engagement. – Carbon Neutral B.C. – Transforming B.C.’s Public Sector (page 13)
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- Carbon Neutral B.C. – Transforming B.C.’s Public Sector