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About People.Power.Planet

We all know taking care of our environment is important. People.Power.Planet helps you take action and create a positive impact on our planet. It shows you real ways to change your behaviors across our campus to save energy, cut waste, and achieve more significant efficiency. It rewards you with points and recognition for doing your part, and lets you have fun challenging others to join you. See who’s really committed to the cause while you help reach our sustainability goals.

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Campus Progress

Top Performer

Natural Gas

Chauvenet Hall

7%

Reduction in natural gas consumption

Building with the highest % gas saved

Energy Use vs Baseline

Current energy use compared to the same period during the base year

Avg. Temp vs Last Year

56

2018 Average Temperature (˚F)

54

2017 Average Temperature (˚F)

Current average temperature compared to last year

55
Pledges Taken

332
Actions Taken

569
Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

1.6
% Energy Savings

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Keep Current

By: Lauren Poole / January 9, 2020

Energy Efficiency Engineering job opening

All – McKinstry, our People.Power.Planet partner, has a Building Energy Analyst II position opening in Denver to support their technology platform and deployment. This person will be reporting to Alison Schwabe, whom some of you have met during our Green Team meetings. The position will be supporting projects across all Technical Services offerings including set up and ongoing support of all aspects of Reveal and other analytical tools. Link is here: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=MCKINSTRY&cws=41&rid=5331

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By: Lauren Poole / December 4, 2019

Campus Solar Challenge—Win up to $500!

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Campus Solar Challenge—Win up to $500! Next semester put your imagination, passion and knowledge to use creating a solar idea with the potential to be installed on campus! Up to three winners will be chosen during Earth Week to win a prize up to $500. Individual and group submissions are welcome and first draft is due February 15th. Visit Mines.edu/Sustainability/MinesSolarChallenge for submission details.

 

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By: Lauren Poole / November 18, 2019

Sustainability at International Days

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Eco-cycle setup zero waste stations throughout the event floor

Mines Sustainability partnered with Eco-cycle to make International Day a zero waste event. Thank you to all the student volunteers who helped out on Saturday night!

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By: Lauren Poole / November 12, 2019

50% Game Day Tailgate Waste Recycled

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Thank you Sustainability Intern Tyler Pritchard and McKinstry's Ann Gallogly for recycling an estimated 50% of Saturday's Tailgate Waste. 

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October 31, 2019

Community Project Opportunity: Graywater Reuse

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The SRSE club (Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers) is hoping to partner with MWB on a project in Denver working with a traveling laundry truck. Bayaud's truck travels to different areas to provide laundry services to those who are homeless and/or experience extreme poverty. They currently drain their greywater into the sewer, but would like to explore more sustainable options for reusing the water. Do you want to help find a solution and make a difference in your community? Contact Cassidy Grady (clgrady@mymail.mines.edu) ASAP. You do not need to be a member of SRSE or MWB to participate.

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