Join Campuses Take Charge by adding 3-5 actions to your shopping cart and answering a few registration questions. In one month, we'll ask for your feedback about your energy saving actions, and then we'll mail you the exclusive Take Charge Coupon card featuring local businesses. Let's make OSU the most energy-efficient campus in the nation!
Join Campuses Take Charge

Energy-Saving Actions                    

Wash Clothes in Cold Water

134
People taking charge

3902.37
lb CO2 saved

Request a Free Energy Saver Kit from Energy

15
People taking charge

420.00
lb CO2 saved

Cut highway speed from 70 to 60 miles per hour

9
People taking charge

13.65
gal Gas saved

turn off lights when you leave a room

115
People taking charge

783.09
kWh saved

Use a reusable mug instead of a disposable cup

125
People taking charge

137.10
lb CO2 saved

Seal holes or cracks in your home

14
People taking charge

2790.00
lb CO2 saved

Carpool instead of commuting alone

24
People taking charge

356.10
gal Gas saved

Plug and seal the chimney flue if you have a fireplace that [...]

5
People taking charge

0.00
lb CO2 saved

Go all month without using a car. 

8
People taking charge

16.91
gal Gas saved

Let your dishes air dry instead of using your dishwasher dry [...]

42
People taking charge

220.80
kWh saved

Number of Participants in 2013

743
People Taking Charge

2012 Energy Savings

160,440
pounds of CO2 saved
16,649
kWh saved
5,446
gal of Gasoline saved
11,264
gal of H2O saved

What Participants Say

This is a great idea. I like having three things I can focus on this month…I plan on choosing three new things every month until I've checked off the entire list!
I think your efforts are wonderful! I am heartened to see my neighbors willing to try.
Thanks for doing this. This is a fun program!
Love this. I insulated my house using the information you gave me. I only paid $250 for my whole house!
The person who came to my home to sign me up was GREAT. She was very low-key, clear, well informed, encouraging, realistic, and nice. That's the kind of person I want to encourage me, and I believe my neighbors will respond to this too.