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                    

Clean the coils behind or under your refrigerator

25
People taking charge

1274.00
kWh saved

Use a reusable water bottle instead of a disposable bottle

193
People taking charge

2750.00
lb CO2 saved

Match the size of the pan to the heating element

17
People taking charge

239.00
lb CO2 saved

Use an energy-generating elliptical machine at Dixon Rec Cen [...]

14
People taking charge

0.77
kWh saved

Register for free in-home installation of CFL light bulbs an [...]

88
People taking charge

54288.00
lb CO2 saved

Have a Waste-Free Month

6
People taking charge

83.00
lb CO2 saved

Alter driving by avoiding sudden acceleration and stops

25
People taking charge

30.11
gal Gas saved

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

33
People taking charge

60.09
gal Gas saved

Number of Participants in 2013

741
People Taking Charge

2012 Energy Savings

160,414
pounds of CO2 saved
16,620
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.