Sunday, December 9, 2007

Go Green

In the Wednesday, November 28, 2007 edition of the Collegian (Fresno State's campus newspaper) the front page headline was "Go Green". The article talked about how for the past three semesters, teachers, students, and volunteers have been trying to cut down on the universities overall power usage. Student organizers were able to get 85,000 Energy Star light bulbs donated from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to hand out during free giveaway's through out the year. Amazingly, 20,000 light bulbs were given out during the first week alone. The students also handed out other items that had a long shelf life and would be a consistant reminder for the owner to do their part to reduce, recycle, and conserve as much as they can. Another big idea that the students came up with which has really made an impact throughout the university is labels for the light switches. They are reminders to students and teachers that when leaving an empty classroom, the last one out should turn off the light. This has had and will continue to have a huge impact on the conservation of energy and electricity throughout the campus. You can check out the Collegian online at

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