Small Footprint Pledge to Install Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Office of Sustainability and the LEAF Outreach Team



In 2013, the Office of Sustainability launched its Small Footprint Pledge program. This program encourages students, faculty and staff to take a pledge, and commit to at least one of 12 different sustainable actions for a specified amount of time. One of the actions requires participants to commit to replacing one incandescent light bulb in their residence with a more energy-efficient, compact fluorescent bulb (CFL).
The LEAF Outreach Team, an Office of Sustainability student-led group that conducts educational, sustainability-related activities on campus, distributed 1,000 CFLs and LEDs at pledging events and in residence halls. During the 2014-2015 school year, students who signed the pledge, or turned in an old incandescent bulb received a new energy-efficient bulb. The LEAF Team's distribution focused on residence hall events including the Prince Frederick Hall Energy Challenge.