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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

Energy Costs

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

Cost Avoidance

Together, we’ve saved


in energy-related costs since July 2016

Total costs avoided through energy-saving efforts

Top Savers
dollars saved by building

Michener Library
Ross Hall
University Center
Buildings with the highest cost avoidance

Pledges Taken

Actions Taken

Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

% Energy Savings

Keep Current

May 16, 2018

MEP Team Celebration


MEP Breakfast Celebration

A special thanks to UNC's MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) team for all of their help since early last year implementing low- and no-cost energy-saving opportunities which have led to over $200,000 in energy cost savings!

April 30, 2018

Solar-powered Speaker Winners


Solar-powered speaker reward

Congrats to Brittany Morgan, Michelle Ka, Zak King, Jackson Hobbs, and Jennifer Mobley on winning a solar-powered speaker for earning the most People.Power.Planet points this year! Thanks to everyone for helping to make UNC more sustainable and for participating in the People.Power.Planet campaign – we are looking forward to another year of fun energy-saving and sustainability challenges!

April 19, 2018

Coal Impact Display a Success!


Coal Impact Display

Yesterday we had a great turnout of students and staff that came to check out our coal impact display to celebrate Earth Week! Did you know that in Colorado most of our electricity comes from coal and natural gas? At UNC the average annual coal use per person is 875 lbs or 22, 42 lb bags of coal! To take action to reduce energy use and find out more ways to be more sustainable and get involved visit

April 9, 2018

End the Year with Bear Bucks and a Solar Powered Speaker!

Login to your account to take the 5-question survey on sustainable behaviors and earn additional points to achieve a gold or platinum badge. All participants who take the survey will win $5 in Bear Bucks! Pick up your gift card (and learn about your impact in terms of pounds of coal burned per year as part of Earth Week) on April 18th in McKee Breezeway from 11am-2pm. Participants who have earned a gold or platinum badge by April 27th will also be entered to win one of five solar powered speakers!

March 22, 2018

Earth Hour This Saturday 3/24!


UNC is participating in International Earth Hour this Saturday March 24th from 8:30-9:30pm! Please spread the word to turn out your lights for this hour and if you are on campus we are turning out the lights on Turner Green and doing some fun glow-in-the-dark activities!


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