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Skidmore Unplugged Begins Nov. 1st

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Skidmore Unplugged, the annual electricity reduction competition between the residence halls, begins tomorrow and runs until Nov. 21st. The dorm that has the greatest cumulative percent reduction in electricity usage after 21 days wins a bunch of free stuff.

Skidmore Unplugged started in the Fall of 2008 when Facilities and Services installed these nifty electricity meters on each dorm. These meters send consumption information to the Skidmore Unplugged Dashboard where students can view how much electricity their hall has consumed so far in the current day as well as how much electricity their hall consumed the day before. The dashboard looks pretty cool this year, feel free to spend the next 8 minutes or so clicking around and watching the numbers change.

After 21 days the winning dorm gets their name engraved on the illustrious Skidmore Unplugged Trophy displayed in Case Center, a free catered dinner from Chipotle and each resident will be entered into a raffle for gift cards from Uncommon¬†Grounds,¬†Esperanto’s, Putnam Market, The Skid Shop, and Sushi Thai. This is the part of the article where I could disparage you guys for needing material incentive to help save the environment but I won’t.

Last year McClellan Hall won with an impressive 12% reduction in electricity consumption. For more information visit the Skidmore Unplugged site or thefacebook.