The Energy Challenge Results are in!

Winners: Aurora and Seton & Frank*!

From Feb. 1st to 26th, Aurora reduced its electricity use by 13.88% and Seton by 10.97% and Frank by 5.68%.

Aurora C and Benet 4 won the Green Crib Certification Competition on each campus by having 100%  and 31% of rooms certified, respectively.

During the Energy Challenge, St. Ben's campus saved 7,333 kWh of electricity, and St. John's 6,118**kWh.

Combined that is equal to: 28,000 lbs of carbon or about $950.  

Results were found using this carbon per kWh conversion and 7 cents per kWh.


* Seton is heated by electricity, and the warm weather gave them an advantage; however, we cannot completely discount their efforts. As a result, Seton and Frank will share the celebration! Next year, we will account for Seton's electrical heat.

** Due to lapses in the new St. John's Metering System, this number accounts for only 14 days in February.  Thanks to the energy challenge keeping a close eye on the metering this bug was discovered.


Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference

April 9-10

The ES department will reimburse any students registration and pay mileage on vehicles (must carpool).  Meals are part of the fee- all you have to pay is the lodging!

Deadline is TODAY, but late registration is open until Monday!

Program details can be found on the UMACS website.

For carpooling or hotel sharing- contact [email protected]


Focus the Nation & The Will Steger Foundation

Elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders will come together to create a road map for Minnesota's Clean Energy Future. Entrance is free, and attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with policy-makers, scientists, and businesses at the forefront of the new Clean Energy economy that is sweeping the nation.

What: MN Clean Energy Forum

When: 10am-2pm, Saturday, April 10

Where: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN