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What is Student Switch Off?

By hughero 17 Oct 2019

Student Switch Off is the inter-hall sustainability campaign running here at Liverpool University, and other universities across Europe. Student Switch Off aims to get students living in halls thinking more about how small actions like saving energy, saving water and recycling really can add up to make a big difference! 

All the university halls are competing to save the most energy per person & recycle the best, with the winners crowned the Student Switch Off champions at the end of the year. By getting involved you have the chance to win prizes for yourself and a big end of year prize for the winning hall, all while doing easy things to take action on the climate crisis. Last year Philharmonic were the winners and won a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream delivery and garden party to celebrate. 

Over the last 10 years, 6,300 students at Liverpool have pledged to save energy & recycle as part of Student Switch Off, resulting in a saving of 399 tonnes of CO2! Get involved this year to help us fight the climate crisis, one energy-saving action at a time! 

How you can involved

  1. Save energy & recycle as much as you can – if you’re living in one of the university halls you’re already automatically taking part in the competition!
  2. Pledge to try and save energy & recycle in your hall here.
  3. Like the University of Liverpool Student Switch Off Facebook page and Instagram to be kept up to date with competitions
  4. Become a champion for your hall – find out more and sign-up to the training session here: liverpoolguild.org/volunteering-opportunities/halls-sustainability-champion

Taking action on the climate crisis is something we can all do, and we think a great place to start is with simple actions around the home. In 2018-19 Student Switch Off saved over 1,300 tonnes of C02 across Europe – be part of helping us beat that this year! More details can be found on the Student Switch Off website.

Top Energy Saving tips to help you win the Student Switch Off Competition:

  • Switch Off lights and appliances when not in use
  • Only boil as much water as you need in the kettle
  • Wrap up warm instead of turning up the heating
  • Put a lid on the pan when cooking
  • Pay attention to the recycling instructions

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