National Lights Out
A Lights Out event brings students and staff together on a Friday night to turn off lights in buildings across a college campus. Our mission is to engage universities from across the nation to save energy, promote the reduction of carbon footprints, and save some money in the process by running their own Lights Out events.
Illini Lights Out, a program at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, has found great success at each event — engaging hundreds of students, turning off thousands of lights, and saving hundreds of dollars in energy bills and tons of CO2 from being emitted.
We hope that universities will conduct their own Lights Out events, adding them to a nationwide total. Together, we can see how much of a difference we’ve made as a nation in reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable actions. Below, you will find resources on how you can make this possible at your university!