Big Xmas Switch Off 2016-17

December 2016 – January 2017

Cut carbon, win chocolate & support refugee status students!

Once again this Christmas, staff and students across the university will be coming together as part of our c-change campaign – to switch off unnecessary energy-guzzling equipment and lights, and help cut carbon emissions while the university is closed.

To help spread the word, staff can download this poster to email around to colleagues, which also includes carbon-cutting tips especially for labs – the most energy-intensive areas of the university.

Raise funds for refugees

Not only will you be helping to cut carbon, but by taking part in the Big Xmas Switch Off you’ll be helping fund scholarships for student asylum seekers, who have been forced to flee their homes.

Any savings made on our energy bills will be put towards the university’s Global Opportunities Scholarship fund.  Last year, £1.5k was donated to the fund as a result of the campaign.

5 boxes of chocolate are up for grabs!

See below for details on how you could win one of 5 boxes of delicious Green and Blacks Fairtrade organic chocolate, in return for helping spread the word about the Big Xmas Switch-Off!

Help spread the word and win chocolate!

The university’s c-change team is offering up 5 boxes of delicious Green and Blacks Fairtrade organic chocolates, in return for helping to spread the word about the ‘Big Xmas Switch-Off’ to your colleagues/coursemates/friends:

  • Twitter (staff and students): Tweet a picture or update about how you’re taking part using @_cchange_ and #BigXmasSwitchOff.
  • Facebook (staff and students): Post a pic or update about how you’re taking part on the ‘University of Brighton c-change campaign’ facebook page wall.
  • Email (staff only): Send your colleagues an email encouraging them to switch-off for the Christmas break, with a copy of this poster attached.  Just ‘cc’ or forward to to be in with a chance of winning.

All entrants will be entered into a draw for one of the five boxes of chocolates, and the more times you post, the more times you’ll be entered!  Prize winners will be announced at the start of term, in January 2016.

See here for the full terms and conditions of the competition.

See how well your building did in last year’s Big Xmas Switch Off.

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