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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

Electricity

1 kWh of electricity = $0.09

Total kWh consumed on campus since July 2018:

615,353.8 million

Current cost of 1 unit of electricity reported in kWh

Top Performer

Electric

Engineering Hall

62%

Reduction in electricity consumption

Building with the highest % electric saved

10
Pledges Taken

36
Actions Taken

42,854
Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

11.7
% Energy Savings

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Keep Current

By: Ann Gallogly - Sustainability Office / July 14, 2023

2023 Residence Hall Sustainability and Energy Challenge

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Welcome back to campus! If you're new to Mines, we're happy to have you! This year we're kicking off a Residence Hall Challenge from day 1. Your residence hall can win and so can you! Make sure your profile has your residence hall selected so your hall gets points and individual participants who achieve a gold or platinum level badge by October will be entered to win one of five prices (gift cards or solar charging banks!). More details and ways to earn points to come! 

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By: Lauren Poole / July 10, 2020

WRISE Solar Power Fellowship

GRID Alternatives and WRISE are partnering again for a Rising Women Solar fellowship program to give aspiring solar professionals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a career in renewable energy. The program, part of GRID and WRISE’s workforce diversity initiatives, is aimed at women training for careers in installation and design as well as college and graduate students studying renewable energy and related fields. Applications are due July 24th! 

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By: Lauren Poole / April 29, 2020

Mines student team wins second place in DOE Solar District Cup

Mines students won 2nd place in the Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar District Cup. Find out more and register for the Solar District Cup 2021 here

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