Energy and Climate
We created this website for anyone and everyone who needs more information about, global climate change, energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the future of clean and renewable energy use at CU and around the country. Together, we can Turn Off Climate Change!
The Energy Outreach Team giving a light box demonstration at Energy Day 2008
The University of Colorado Environmental Center Energy Program is working to create a deeper understanding in the CU community about how our energy use directly relates to the production of CO2 –a greenhouse gas that is a major contributor to climate change. We do this by employing peer-to-peer education to communicate how to efficiently conserve energy on and off-campus. By educating each other, we are able to increase awareness about energy use, energy conservation, and climate change.
We need to change the way we consume energy in oder to address climate change. With this in mind, the energy program works to take the necessary steps in order to promote a culture of change here on campus through educational and action-oriented campaigns. One big step forward was the signing of a campus carbon neutrality plan by Chancellor Bud Peterson in 2007 and the subsequent implementation of the Carbon Neutrality Plan in 2009.
Our next challenge is to get students, staff, and faculty involved in the fight against climate change. The first thing we've all need to understand is that everything we do, no matter how small, still makes a difference. It may be as easy as changing incandescent light bulbs to compact flourescent lightbulbs (CFLs), turning off lights, or using less heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. All of these actions reduce energy use and carbon output thereby making a difference in the fight against global climate change.
ENERGY HOTLINE! For campus wide suggestions & input to conserve energy and reduce waste, please call the energy conservation hotline 303-735-6202 or E-mail: email@example.com.