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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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8,310

metric tons of CO2 reduced at University of Northern Colorado

Goal: 5,710 tC02

Metric tons of carbon reduction

Carbon Impact

8,310Metric tons of CO2 saved since July 2016

equal to

icon-data-trees 1,953 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

16.8

Total energy savings at University of Northern Colorado

Goal: 13%
Total project energy savings %

75
Pledges Taken

553
Actions Taken

8,310
Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

16.8
% Energy Savings

Keep Current

April 9, 2018

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

Login to your unc.peoplepowerplanet.com 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!

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April 19, 2018

Coal Impact Display a Success!

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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 unc.peoplepowerplanet.com.

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March 22, 2018

Earth Hour This Saturday 3/24!

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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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February 22, 2018

A Chilly Ross Hall Tour

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Ross Hall Tour

Thanks to UNC's facilities team and McKinstry's powerED team for a great tour of Ross Hall (on a very cold day) - the most energy-intensive building on campus due to lab equipment and fume hoods.

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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 CETL@unco.edu to reserve your spot and plan on meeting in the Ross Hall Lobby.

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