Chill Out in 2012 with Campus Conservation Nationals!

From 2006 to 2011, National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program hosted an annual Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus compeition.  The competition encouraged students, faculty and staff from colleges and high schools nationwide to take action on their campus and step up as a leader on campus sustainability.  The work that all of the entrants were doing was inspiring, which led us to create the Chill Out webcasts.

This year we have collaborated with Lucid Design Group, Inc, United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) to bring you Campus Conservation Nationals!  CCN is a nationwide resource use reduction competition that challenges college and university campuses to achieve the greatest electricity and water use reductions during a three week period.

This year's competition include over 150 schools, 1700 residence halls and over 250,000 students! The competition ends on April 23. 

What exactly are these students doing to reduce their energy and water usage?  Check out some of these campus videos to find out how students use creative means to not only reduce their usage, but get the word out to others to increase behavior change.

If you are thinking of creating your own CCN video, take a look at these video tips to ensure a great video! 


Cal Poly: Save So Hard: Mr. Eco

Cal Poly's Mr. Eco is working hard to get students to save energy! Take a look at their dashboard and see how they did.

LSU-UNPLUG Energy Conservation Competition

 Read more about the Green Bandits and LSU's UNPLUG competition and check out their dashboard to see how the competition is going!

UNC-Asheville's Flash Energy Commander

UNC Asheville got creative with their video!  Check out their dashboard to see the results of their competition. 

Mizzou Dashboard Ninjas

 Take a look at this ninja marketing campaign and then see how MU did in their competition.

University of Tennessee-Martin's Campus Conservation Nationals Video

Take a look at how UTM's mascot is spreading the word and then check out their dashboard.

Skidmore College's S-Rap

Skidmore's competition is over, but take a look at their dashboard and see how much they saved.

Cornell University's Compete to Reduce Video

Cornell not only created a video, but an entire website for CCN.  Check it out and see how they did on their competition!