The Student Switch Off

Join the February #StudentSwitchOff

You only need to make small changes to save a significant amount of energy.

Not only is it good for the environment, but it will save you money. 

Here are some examples of small changes you can make and the impact they have: 

  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room. This can save up to 2% energy use per week.
  • Only fill the kettle with as much water as you need. If everyone in the UK did this, we could save enough electricity in a year to power the UK’s street light for seven months.
  • Reduce the brightness of laptops/computer screens from 100% to 70% - this can save 20% of energy from monitor use.
  • Turn off computers/consoles overnight. Leaving computers/consoles on over a year creates enough Co2 to fill a double decker bus.
  • Take out chargers from plug sockets when not in use, “electrical leakage” can still use electricity even if they are turned off.
  • Wrap up! Heating accounts for nearly 50% of CO2 produced in the UK yearly. Jumpers also increase body heat by about 3 degrees. 
  • Put a lid on the saucepan - this saves up to 90% of energy when cooking! 

Pick up these habits and encourage your flatmates to do the same.

Switch off, unplug & save! 


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