This past November and December of 2011, the undergraduate students worked hard to reduce their dorm electricity usage as a part of Yeshiva’s Dorm Energy Competition. YU Unplugged, a competition that first began as an idea from the undergraduate Environmental Club, has continued annually since its conception three years ago.
This year’s two month program saw a huge increase in energy savings, saving an additional $18,600 as compared to the same period last year. Since the beginning of the program in early 2009, the competition has saved about $130,000.
This year, we congratulate Muss Hall for winning first place and as well as the 35th Street dorm, our runner up. Thank you to all who participated and helped the university save money and meet our sustainability goals.