Vampire energy is all around us. It’s the cell phone charger left plugged in even though the phone is finished charging. It’s the computer left on over night. It’s the screen saver used instead of setting the computer to sleep mode. It’s the light left on in the bathrooms of academic buildings. It’s the unoccupied classroom lights that people don’t notice when they walk down the halls.
These sources of low-wattage energy usage account for at least 5% — but as much as 20 or 30% of energy consumption.
There is something you can do to help bring awareness to vampire energy — you can SLAY IT!
Volunteer to become part of a group of Energy Vampire Slayers on campus. You will given a map and checklist to will indicatewhich buildings you will be checking for energy vampires. Other materials will be provided for you. Wear comfortable shoes for walking around campus and be prepared to slay energy vampires by unplugging appliance not in use, leave notes about vampire energy where various offenders are spotted, turn off lights in unoccupied space, etc. You are encouraged (but not required!) to dress the part of a vampire slayer, and ham it up across campus.
If you’d like to sign up to be a Slayer, e-mail Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org