Light bulbs turned off by volunteers through September 2021
Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent saved through September 2021
Dollars saved in energy bills through September 2021
Not in use? Turn off the juice!
iSEE’s Illini Lights Out (ILO) program demonstrates the immense energy-saving impact of simply turning off the lights when you leave a classroom, lab, or study space. On a few Friday nights each month, volunteers gather to form mini lights-out brigades and tour campus buildings recording how many lights are left on (and shutting off as many as they can, of course). Volunteering takes about an hour and a half, and there are always snacks afterward! Thanks to a grant from the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC), ILO has multiple events you can take part in each semester!
Dates for Fall 2021
iSEE’s four ILO events in Fall 2021, pending any COVID-19 protocol updates for campus.
The signup form is below — as is the link to our Facebook event page! Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
- Sept. 17 — thanks to our 86 volunteers!
- Oct. 22 (pre-Halloween special; costumes welcome!)
- Nov. 12
- Dec. 3
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).
Interested in a Lights Out event at your University? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for tips and tricks on how to get started.