Turn Off Lights
If you are the last to leave a room, or if you can use sunlight, hit the off switch (even in common rooms). Use a lamp instead of turning on an array of overhead lighting.
Sunlight is good for the body and is a great natural resource. Lighting adds up to 30% of campus electricity use.
Choose LED Light Bulbs
Replace at least one light bulb with an energy efficient LED light bulb.
Residential LED bulbs use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting.
Use Hibernate/Sleep Settings
Use your laptop’s control panel or simply do a quick search to find “power management settings”. Use power saving hibernate/sleep mode and screen brightness.
Using sleep mode at night will use about 40 times less energy than if you left it fully on all night.
Use An Energy Efficient Fridge
Purchase, rent or share an Energy Star mini fridge. Keep fridges away from heat sources. Keep full (use water jugs to help) when you are at school and unplug it when on break.
A typical mini fridge can use as much energy as a full-sized fridge.