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 feedback about your energy saving actions. Let's make OSU the most energy-efficient campus in the nation!
Join Campuses Take Charge

Energy-Saving Actions                    

Air-dry clothes on clothes lines or drying racks

2
People taking charge

32.00
kWh saved

Save time, money, and gas by working from home when possible [...]

5
People taking charge

1.19
gal Gas saved

Cut highway speed from 70 to 60 miles per hour

1
People taking charge

0.00
gal Gas saved

Defrost your manual-defrost freezer

1
People taking charge

0
kWh saved

Bike or walk instead of driving

22
People taking charge

63.81
gal Gas saved

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

7
People taking charge

15.00
kWh saved

Combine errand trips to reduce current mileage by half

3
People taking charge

9.23
gal Gas saved

Purchase renewable energy through your utility provider

0
People taking charge

0
lb CO2 saved

Carpool instead of commuting alone

3
People taking charge

0.00
gal Gas saved

Go paperless by reading on your computer instead of printing

0
People taking charge

0
lb CO2 saved

Number of Participants in 2014

117
People Taking Charge

Total Energy Savings

164,000
pounds of CO2 saved
17,076
kWh saved
5,474
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.