Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Join the "George Goes Green" Campaign to Conserve Energy

Chestertown, MD, March 22, 2006 — Concerned about soaring oil prices? Noticing that something is definitely up with the weather? Take charge and do your part to conserve energy.

During the month of April, Washington College's Committee of Sustainability, in cooperation with the Student Environmental Alliance, Buildings and Grounds, Student Affairs, Dining Services, the Office of College Relations, and the Center for the Environment and Society, is sponsoring the first Washington College Energy Conservation Competition, otherwise known as "George Goes Green."

Each residence hall on campus will compete by attempting to reduce its energy consumption by the highest percentage. The winning dorm will be announced Earth Day, April 22, and its residents will delight in an exclusive party April 30 at Hynson Pavilion, featuring the musical talents of Hot Rock and the Heat Strokes.

Throughout April, the students with the most creative ideas for conservation will also be featured on the home page of the college Web site, along with the residence hall in the lead for the week. Additionally, the overall amount of money, energy, and carbon dioxide saved through the "George Goes Green" campaign will be calculated.

Ideas and photos of energy-saving solutions should be directed to Shannon Holste at by Thursday at 5 p.m. each week to appear on the Web site.

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