Students Staff

15 November 2013

Record numbers of students Switch Off for prizes

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Record numbers of Essex students are putting their green credentials into action and becoming our Student Switch-Off Ambassadors.

Record numbers of Essex students are switching off

Record numbers of Essex students are switching off

The first training session saw 28 Southend based students and 47 Colchester based students going green and learning how to encourage their peers to save energy and win prizes.

Student Switch Off is an energy-saving campaign running in the University of Essex halls of residence.  It uses social media and peer-to-peer communications to promote pro-environmental behaviour change.

Its aim is to reach all students by offering worthwhile incentives to change their behaviour. Regular prizes include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, NUS extra cards, Lush goodies and club nights.

Energy-saving across the year is monitored and the hall that saves the most electricity is rewarded with a Ben & Jerry’s giveaway to celebrate.

To find out more and see what our Ambassadors have been up to, check out the Essex Student Swtich off Facebook page.

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