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Why participate in CCN?

October 31, 2010

Climate change is happening.
Climate change is being caused by excessive carbon and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

It is affecting the plants, animals and systems we share this planet with.
It is affecting the natural resources we rely on.
The changes is may bring are unprecedented and unknowable.

We are part of the problem.

Brown produced 57,519 metric tons of carbon last year (1)

Chances are you produces at least 19 tons of carbon last year (2)

We can be part of the solution.

CCN is an opportunity for Brown to do what we can to preserve the environment

Energy consumption is one of the main producers of

carbon emissions.  Luckily, there are many simple actions we can take to reduce our energy use and carbon footprint.

For example:
You can use one large power strip for your computer, printer, speakers, and desk lamps. Switch it off when you leave the room or go to sleep and you can keep 214 lbs of carbon out of the atmosphere. (3)

If every student at Brown takes this simple action, we can reduce Brown’s carbon footprint by 815 metric tons.

We are participating in CCN to showcase how we at Brown can be part of the solution to global climate change.

CCN is an opportunity to learn and educate.  Take this time to learn more about climate, energy and environmental issues. As your own personal knowledge grows, share this information with those who don’t know yet.   Start conversations. Spark debates.  Get involved and engage those around you. Together we can combat climate change and preserve our planet for future generations.

Register to show your support!

Check out the dashboard to a break down of day-by-day dorm energy use!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Valentin Buell permalink
    October 13, 2012 1:39 AM

    Desk lamps should be made from LED so that you can enjoy less electric bills. **”,,

    Look out for our own webpage as well

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