Join the 2011 Campus Energy Challenge!


All of 2011! And beyond!

We had great results during 2010 — join us to continue the push towards true sustainability.


Because energy conservation is the "least cost" strategy for saving money that can be reinvested in the college. Moreover, conserving energy reduces the collegeís overall carbon footprint, and helps us become a more environmentally-responsible community. Finally, reducing energy consumption means reducing greenhouse gases, air pollution, and other harmful environmental impacts.


Everybody! Students, Faculty, & Staff — because we all have to do our part.

Find out more about sustainability at Centenary.


Itís easy!

  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  • See a light on in an empty room? Turn it off.
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
  • Use task lighting (desk lamps) instead of overhead lights.
  • Open curtains and blinds to allow for natural light.
  • Shut down computers and peripherals.
  • Adjust computer settings to maximize energy efficiency.
  • Unplug appliances (microwaves, refrigerators) when not in use, especially during breaks.
  • Reduce "vampire" energy use by using a smart power-strip.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Resist the urge to use a space heater. Instead, wear a sweater.
  • If youíre able, take the stairs.
  • Go trayless in the Dining Hall.
  • Gently remind others to do their part.

Have more ideas on how to be more energy efficient? Want to be an Energy Challenge Ambassador?

Get involved by emailing your ideas to one of the professors involved in Centenary College Sustainability Task Force:

Dr. John Davenport

Dr. Jeanne Hamming

Dr. Troy Messina