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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

Avg. Temp vs Baseline

Current average temperature compared to the same period during the base year

Know Your Rates


1 kWh of electricity = $0.08

Total kWh consumed on campus since July 2018:

4.1 million

Current cost of 1 unit of electricity reported in kWh

Top Performer


Engineering Hall


Reduction in electricity consumption

Building with the highest % electric saved

Pledges Taken

Actions Taken

Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

% Energy Savings

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Keep Current

By: Ann Gallogly / September 5, 2019

School Of Mines Students Compete In Solar Decathlon In Africa


Check out this local news video about Mines students at the Solar Decathlon Africa! Visit to see the video.

By: Lauren Poole / August 28, 2019

EPA Announces 2019 Rainworks Challenge


The Campus RainWorks Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for American colleges and universities that seeks to engage with the next generation of environmental professionals, foster a dialogue about the need for innovative stormwater management techniques, and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices. More details at

By: Lauren Poole / August 28, 2019

Celebration of Mines


Sustainability booth

Thanks to all the new students for stopping by the Sustainability booth and signing up for our Green Team newsletter! 


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