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Power Down 2017 – Signal a Change

January 3, 2017
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Penn’s Power Down Challenge is planned for February 1-28, 2017. Start thinking now about ways you can join this campus- wide energy reduction campaign! How can you encourage members of the Penn community to reduce their energy consumption and deepen their understanding of energy-related issues?  The Power Down Challenge includes educational and interactive events, culminating in a campus- wide, 24- hour Energy Reduction Challenge on Wednesday, February 22.

As in the past, Penn’s Sustainability Office will be awarding a donation prize to CURF’s Climate Action Research Grants based on the amount of energy saved during the 24- hour Energy Reduction Challenge. Last year, the campus reduced energy by 5.8% and we were able to donate $5,800 for student research grants to advance climate research at Penn.

The 2017 Power Down Challenge will also focus on  the Provost’s Academic Theme Year of Media, by asking members of the Penn community to “signal a change” in their energy consumption habits. Download this year’s poster to get started with your Power Down planning. 

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