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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 UNC reach our sustainability goals.

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Campus Progress

Carbon Reduction

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metric tons of CO2 reduced at University of Northern Colorado

Goal: 5,710 tC02

Metric tons of carbon reduction

Carbon Impact

8,306Metric tons of CO2 saved since July 2016

equal to

icon-data-trees 1,952 acres of new trees planted
icon-data-trees 1,478 cars removed from the road
icon-data-trees 1,142 homes removed from the grid
Equivalent environmental impact of the total metric tons of carbon reduced

Energy Savings


Total energy savings at University of Northern Colorado

Goal: 13%
Total project energy savings %

Pledges Taken

Actions Taken

Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

% Energy Savings

Keep Current

February 15, 2018

Ross Hall Energy Use Tour - Feb 21!

On Feburary 21st at 11am join UNC’s Facilities Team and McKinstry’s powerED Team in another “behind-the-scenes” energy use tour – this time of Ross Hall! This tour will walk students, staff, and faculty through the building’s mechanical rooms to provide insight and awareness around energy and water usage. Lunch will be included at Holmes after the tour. Please RSVP to to reserve your spot and plan on meeting in the Ross Hall Lobby.

January 23, 2018

Winter Break Energy Shutdown Challenge Winners!


Brown and Harrison Halls

Congratulations to Harrison and Brown Halls for winning the Winter Break Energy Shutdown Challenge! Led by the RAs, both residence halls achieved100% compliance on the winter break energy shutdown checklist (i.e. making sure lights were turned off, appliances were unplugged, windows and blinds were closed, thermostats were set back, etc.). Awards were given based on size and compliance - Brown Hall won $500 and Harrison Hall won $800 to spend on something fun for their common areas. Thanks for helping UNC save energy and money over winter break!

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year UNC Sustainable Bears! Thanks for all that you do to save energy and increase sustainability. Let's make this a great (and efficient) 2018!

November 29, 2017

Winter Break Shut Down Challenge

Help your floor/community win prizes and help UNC save energy by shutting down your room for winter break! The floors/communities that have the highest compliance will win up to $500!

Before you leave, make sure to:

  • Turn your lights off

  • Close and lock your windows and doors

  • Close your blinds/drapes

  • Set your thermostats on but set to low/low fan speed

  • Unplug all appliances (empty, defrost, and unplug your mini fridge)

  • Turn your sinks and showers off and make sure the drains are clear

  • Clean your room/bathroom and remove all trash

Winners will be announced in January! 

November 13, 2017

Survey Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Maggie McBride for taking action on the PPP website last week including the Sustainable Behaviors survey - she won $100 Amazon gift card!


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