‘Ville Unplugged is a three-week, energy-conservation campaign focused on reducing campus energy use through simple actions such as turning off lights and computers when not in use. Simple actions like these can reduce energy use by up to 20 percent and they are a critical part of the energy management strategy presented in Millersville’s Climate Action Plan.
'Ville Unplugged 2018 lasts from March 25th through April 15th. As part of 'Ville Unplugged, Millersville University is competing in the national energy conservation competition, Campus Conservation Nationals.
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate in ‘Ville Unplugged by:
- Shutting off lights in apartments, classrooms and offices when you leave.
- Turning off your computer and desktop printer when not in use.
- Choosing natural light over the light switch where appropriate.
- Using space heaters and fans thoughtfully.
- Unplugging chargers, appliances and other devices to eliminate vampire load.
You can share your energy-saving ideas, actions, and experiences on social media using the hashtag #SustainMyVille.
Residence Hall and Classroom Building Competition
'Ville Unplugged features a competition among the residence halls to see which hall can reduce the most energy. All residence halls can participate and East Village, West Village, and South Village can track their performance real-time using the Millersville Energy Dashboard. The residence hall that reduces the most energy on a percentage basis over the three week period wins bragging rights and prizes!
Seven classroom buildings will compete in a separate competition to see which classroom building can save the most electricity during this time.