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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

Know Your Rates


1 kWh of electricity = $0.07

Total kWh consumed on campus since July 2016:

26.5 million

Current cost of 1 unit of electricity reported in kWh

Top Performer


Michener Library


Reduction in electricity consumption

Building with the highest % electric saved

Top Savers
savings by energy type

Michener Library
100,242,680 kBTU
Michener Library
95,762 therms
Michener Library
1,526,474 kWh
Buildings with the highest savings in units

Pledges Taken

Actions Taken

Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

% Energy Savings

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By: Ann Gallogly / January 18, 2019

Winter Break Energy Shutdown Challenge Winners!


RHA members collect their awards for the challenge at a meeting on January 14th.

Congratulations to South, Snyder and Belford Halls for winning the Winter Break Energy Shutdown Challenge! Led by the RAs, these residence halls achieved high compliance with 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 compliance - 2nd Floor West at South Hall won $500, 3rd Floor at Synder Halll won $300 and Belford Hall won $200 to spend on something fun for their common areas. Thanks for helping UNC save energy and money over winter break!

November 5, 2018

Free Documentary Screening!


Students in Environmental Ethics are hosting a screening of the documentary, The Smog of the Sea.  Come out Wednesday night at the Unveristy Center to hear about how you can make a difference in keeping our oceans beautiful!

October 5, 2018

Behind the Scenes Energy Use Tour


You're invited to attend a Behind the Scenes Energy Use Tour of Tobey Kendel on October 16th at 2:30 p.m. Come learn about tsome of the major mechanical systems on campus, how buildings use energy and why you make a difference! Space is limited so email to reserve your spot today!

By: Natalie Stevens - City of Greeley / August 13, 2018

Water Efficiency on Campus: Top 10 Tips


Welcome back to campus, UNC Bears. The Greeley Water Conservation Program is on a mission to help people save water.  Water efficiency on campus is simple and good for the environment on campus and at home.

  1. Don't let the water run when you brush your teeth, wash your face or shave.

  2. Take shorter showers. A five-minute shower will save water. Turn the shower off when soaping up and turn it back on to rinse off.

  3. Only run full loads in the washing machine. Use the load selector to match the water level to the size of the load.

  4. Never use the toilet as an ashtray or a wastebasket.

  5. Report leaky plumbing and excessive lawn watering. Contact facility maintenance on campus to fix these problems.  If living off campus, contact your landlord with these concerns.

  6. Use one glass or water bottle a day to reduce dirty dishes.

  7. Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of waiting for the water to get cold before you fill your glass. Or fill up your water bottle at a drinking fountain.

  8. If you don’t finish a glass of drinking water, don’t dump it down the drain.  You can water a household plant, put it in a pet’s water bowl, or save it to drink later.

  9. A better alternative to washing your car yourself is to take it car to a commercial car wash that recycles its water. A commercial car wash can use water more efficiently and are designed to handle the dirt, salts, oil, and grease that wash off the vehicle.

  10. When washing dishes by hand, use a sink full of water instead of continuously running the faucet.

To get more water conservation tips, visit the Greeley Water Conservation Program Web site at  @GreeleyWater is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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!


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