I like how you save that energy!

Thursday 19-11-2015 - 10:43

Guest article by Adas Meskenas (dormitory coordinator, Lithuania)

This September, the second year of the Student Switch Off campaign started in Lithuania. More than 7,000 students are involved in energy saving competition from 5 universities and colleges, including Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius University, Vilnius University of Applied Engineering Sciences, Klaipeda State College and Vilnius Co-operative College.

This year the campaign started with the Gediminas days student fair event at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). The Student Switch Off stall attracted a lot of attention with campaign flyers, T-shirts and jumpers handed out, and a number of energy saving pledges collected. Students living in dormitories were involved in a number of interesting activities and competitions organised by Student Switch Off ambassador team. The photo competition event was one of the most attractive and involving competitions, challenging students to use their creativity and show how they like to save energy. A number of photos uploaded to VGTU Student Switch Off Facebook page reached 26,000 people and collected more than 1,500 likes. After an intense competition, the winning student group, with a 554 likes for their photo, were awarded with branded Student Switch Off jumpers, while second and third place winners with 534 and 140 likes, respectively, were given Student Switch Off T-shirts.

New events at partner universities will take place all year round, involving more and more students and encouraging them to save energy for a better tomorrow!

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