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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

8,310Metric 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


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

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!

February 22, 2018

A Chilly Ross Hall Tour


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.

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!


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