From November 3rd– 17th Colgate students will be participating in an energy reduction competition called “Do It In the Dark”. During these two weeks residential halls will compete for the lowest electricity consumption. The Lucid Dashboard, a visual representation of the consumption of each hall matched against its competitors will be posted online as well as in the resident halls. This event not only raises consciousness about electricity usage but will also help prepare Colgate students for the Campus Conservation Nationals in the spring, a similar competition between participating universities.
To kick of “Do It in the Dark” the Sustainability Office and the Theta Chi Fraternity will be hosting an event on Wednesday November 6th from 8-9pm at the Theta Chi house on Broad Street. The event will include live acoustic piano and guitar played by members of the fraternity. Participants will have a chance to win special prizes and gift cards in a black light painting competition, as the whole event will take place lit only by lanterns.
We hope that students will get excited about “Do It in the Dark” with this kickoff event and continue to conserve energy on campus long after the competition is over!