Campus Conservation Nationals, the national competition for electricity consumption, has now come to a close. The winner for the entire competition is… Lee/Fricker! The Lee/Fricker complex not only had the lowest energy consumption when being compared to their benchmark each week, but they also reduced their consumption the most throughout the competition! Second place goes to Fischer/Tutt/Knilans and third place goes to Wells East and Wells West! Congratulations to all of the residents in those halls! We had a great competition this year. For more information on CCN and the statistics for our university, take a look at this link! http://reslife.uww.edu/sustainability/?page_id=1116
As the semester starts to wind down and we begin to clean for the Spring Semester’s close, we have to keep in mind recycling habits that we have picked up throughout the year. Make sure all cardboard products and boxes are being recycled. If you have electronics that do not work anymore, take them to your front desk to be recycled per Wisconsin Law. If you don’t want your electronic items, or any items for that matter, give them to someone on your floor who might want them! There is no reason to throw away things that can be recycled! If you have old clothes, don’t toss them in the trash. Donate clothes to Goodwill or United Way. Do your part to make our move out process here at Whitewater as sustainable as possible!