Thursday, September 25, 2008

Launch of ANU 10% by 2010

10by2010_Logo The "10% by 2010" program to reduce carbon emissions at ANU will be launched the Innovations Lecture Theatre, 9th October, 3pm followed by afternoon tea:

Did you know that nearly 10% of ALL Energy consumption in Australia is consumed by appliances in standby mode?

Commit to reducing your emissions and you could win some FANTASTIC prizes!

Launching 10% by 2010!

How often do you think about your carbon footprint?

How often do you wonder whether you can make a difference?

At ANUgreen we have worked out that:

  • If all staff and postgraduate turned off their monitors when they were not at their computers, we could save 1,000 tonnes of CO2
  • If all staff and postgraduates turned off their computers overnight (check with your IT staff that this is possible), we could save 5,000 tonnes of CO2
  • If all the office lights were turned off during non-working hours we could save 2,500 tonnes of CO2
  • If 25% of people who currently drive to the ANU decided to carpool, we could save 5,000 tonnes of CO2
And that all adds up to 10% of our consumption (excluding transport).

How hard is that?

If all the actions above were implemented, we could save 10% of our current energy consumption (not including carbon emitted through transportation).


  1. About the program
  2. Get involved
  3. Prizes and sponsors
  4. The technical stuff

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