Bettie Johnson Hall wins GOLD in Ecolympics 2018!
Thanks to the creative and dedicated conservation efforts of residents, electricity consumption dropped 2.05% across all eight residence halls in the competition. This represents a total savings of 3,135 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
According to the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, this equates to:
- 2.3 tons of carbon emissions kept out of our atmosphere; or
- The emissions from driving an average car 5,718 miles; or
- The carbon pollution from burning 2,553 pounds of coal; or
- The emissions avoided by replacing 78 incandescent bulbs with LEDs; or
- The amount of carbon that 2.7 acres of forest in the U.S. pull out of the atmosphere each year.
All but two of the halls in the competition were able to reduce electricity consumption over the three weeks:
- Bettie Johnson Hall reduced 19.9%
- Louisville Hall reduced 6.5%
- Threlkeld Hall reduced 6.3%
- Unitas Tower reduced 5.1%
- Billy Minardi Hall reduced 4%
- Miller Hall reduced 3%
Congratulations to Bettie Johnson Hall for winning the Gold Medal in Ecolympics for the third year in a row!!
Ecolympics 2018 continues through March 31st, with the conclusion of RecycleMania!
The individual who takes the most sustainable actions and posts them with #ULEcolympics2018 by 3/31 will win a new bike! Full details here.