Lights turned off
Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent saved
dollars saved in energy bills
Not in use? Turn off the juice!
iSEE’s Illini Lights Out program aims to demonstrate the immense energy-saving impact of simply turning off lights when you leave a classroom, lab, or study space. Once a month on a Friday night, volunteers gather to split into mini lights-out brigades and then tour campus buildings recording how many lights are left on (and shutting off as many as they can, of course).
Join our team! Volunteering takes about an hour and a half, and there’s usually pizza afterward!
Illini Lights Out began as a one-off event organized by iSEE’s Energy Conservation and Building Standards SWATeam in Spring 2016 — at which students managed to turn out 1,500 lights in just 40 minutes — and expanded to a monthly happening during 2016-17 with the support of a grant from the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC).