College students from more than 150 schools across the country are competing to reduce energy and water consumption, and University of Portland students are joining them. For a three-week period from Feb. 15 to March 7, all nine dorms at the University will take part in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2012, a nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition among colleges and universities. University of Portland is the only college in Portland and one of only two in Oregon that are taking part in this national program.
CCN is organized by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council through its USGBC Students Program and in partnership with Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation. Students at University of Portland and across the country will compete to achieve the greatest reductions in their residence halls over a three-week period.
The University’s participation in CCN is led by Meredith Dickinson of the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership.
Read more about UP’s environmental stewardship committments.