Help the university save energy by turning off lights and electronic devices around your office, lab, or building when you leave for the day on Friday, September 26th, and earn fun stuff! Longhorn Lights Out occurs on the last Friday of every month. The goal is to turn off as many lights, appliances, and electronics as allowed so that we can capture the savings over the course of a weekend. Over this past summer, staff and faculty turned off over 3800 lights, over 850 computers, over 1200 computer monitors, and more than 880 additional electronic devices. The energy savings equated to 9489 kWh - 8 months of energy use in a Texas home..
Let's make those numbers grow even more as we start this new Fall semester! Here's how you can participate:
STEP 1: Register here.
STEP 2: On the day of Longhorn Lights Out, Friday, September 26th, do as you pledged, and turn off what you can. By registering before, we will send you an email reminder on the day of the event.
STEP 3: Log what you turned off here. Fifty (50) people who submit logs will be randomly selected to receive a cool Longhorn Lights Out t-shirt. And, one lucky person will be randomly selected to win a Longhorn Tailgate Chair.*
What are you waiting for? Register today!
*T-shirts are limited to a total of one per staff/faculty member. Winning the Longhorn Tailgate Chair is open to all faculty and staff.
Also, did you know there's a sustainability app for UT Austin that you can get for your mobile device? It's called UTconserve. If you have any questions about Longhorn Lights Out or the sustainability app, contact the Energy Stewards.
Have a question? Email an Energy Steward!