News, Events & Past Competition Results

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Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for our next planning team meeting!

Kill-A-Watt 2012:
Kill-A-Watt congratulates all students who collaboratively saved over 100,000 killowatt hours of electricity during the second year of the competition, saving the University approximately $9,000 in energy costs. Nearly every hall saw reductions in energy use (see below).

Events:
October 17 – Kill-A-Watt 2012 begins!
October 17-18, 5-8 pm - Light Bulb Exchange in all participating hall lobbies
October 18, 5-8 pm – Light Bulb Exchange and Carnival Games in Bursley
October 19, 5-8 pm – Light Bulb Exchange in North Quad
October 25 – Desserts in the Dark at West Quad
November 4 – Zero Power Hour featuring Hill-O-Ween movie night at MoJo
November 15, 8pm – Zero Energy Hour at Couzens Click here for the flyer!
November 15, 8:30pm – Desserts in the Dark at South Quad. Click here for the flyer!
November 16, 6pm – Light Bulb Terrariums at North Quad. Click here for the flyer!
November 30, 7-9pm – Kill-A-Watt Unplugged, Koessler Room, League. Come to this zero waste, low energy concert feat. Gimble a capella, ComCo, Cadence Dance Co., Nate Hrivnak, and more! Fancy food from the League will be provided. The KAW 2012 winners will be announced!
 

Participating Halls in Kill-A-Watt 2012:
Betsy Barbour       Mosher Jordan
Bursley                  North Quad
Fletcher                 Northwood III
Helen Newberry    South Quad
Martha Cook         West Quad
Mary Markley

If you live in a residence hall whose energy is not being monitored this year, you can STILL win the Kill-A-Watt Enthusiasm Award for participating in our events!

Kill-A-Watt 2011:
Kill-A-Watt congratulates all students who collaboratively saved 60,000 killowatt hours of electricity during the first year of the competition, saving the University approximately $7,500 in energy costs. Nearly every hall saw reductions in energy use compared to a previous four-year average (see below).

Featured In:
 The Michigan Daily
Competition challenges students to reduce energy consumption
Easy ways for students to adopt an eco-friendly life style
Competing against carbon
University of Michigan Campus Sustainability Map
WOLV-TV
Consider Magazine 


The winner of the first Kill-A-Watt competition was Betsy Barbour! Congratulations, and thank you to all who participated.

Hall Director Nick King and president of the Betsy Barbour Hall Council accept the Kill-A-Watt trophy for the 2011 year from Kill-A-Watt founders Matt Friedrichs and Katie Kent. Great job to the ladies of Barbour for reducing their energy use by 15%!

 

 

 

 

 

Results from Kill-A-Watt 2011: