Eco-Reps Fall Bulb Swap

This Fall, Eco-Reps successfully distributed 200 efficient light bulbs in residence halls across campus. The light bulb swap followed up on an energy inventory of dozens of student rooms earlier in the semester that found many inefficient incandescent bulbs still in use.

This annual activity, a collaboration with the UVM Energy Management Office in Physical Plant Department, reduces the amount of electricty used on campus and contributes to the campus goal of carbon neutrality. Going door-to-door, Eco-Reps exchanged light bulbs and talked with fellow students about residential energy use and energy saving practices such as using power strips and washing clothes on a bright or cold wash cycle. As a result, the university will avoid emitting over 3 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide connected with electricty usage.