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Join the Big Xmas Switch-Off

Before heading off for a well-deserved break, 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 our carbon emissions during the university’s closure days.

See the poster below for a few top tips you can follow to help cut carbon (and energy bills!) in your own homes, if you’re away visiting family and friends over the holidays.

‘Big Xmas Switch Off’ donation to Global Opportunities Scholarship fund

Last year, thanks to the fantastic efforts of staff and students, we achieved a 10 per cent greater reduction in carbon emissions compared to Christmas 2013. This reduced our energy costs by around £1500. With everyone’s help, we’re hoping to see an even bigger reduction this year.

This year any savings made on our energy bills in university buildings or halls of residences will be put towards the university’s Global Opportunities Scholarship fund. This fund aims to provide up to 6 full scholarships to students with refugee status who have been forced to flee their homes.

Plus, win delicious chocolates for your efforts!

The University’s c-change team is offering up 5 fairtrade and organic Green and Blacks chocolate boxes, in return for helping to spread the word about the Big Xmas Switch-off to your friends.

To be in with a chance, just tweet about/post a photo of you taking part in the ‘Big Xmas Switch-off’, using the following: @_cchange_ #BigXmasSwitchOff.

Alternatively, post a photo/update showing what you’re doing for the campaign on the University of Brighton c-change campaign facebook page.

5 tweets or posts will be chosen at random and their ‘authors’ will win a box of chocolates!  Prize winners will be announced at the start of term, in January 2015.

Please click on the link to download the full Terms and Conditions.

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Ed Bending • 4 December 2015

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