Tune in and Chill Out tonight!


Today the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program will broadcast a global warming program to more than 180 college and university campuses around the United States and Canada. Winners from NWF’s Chill Out contest will be showcased during the broadcast.

Winning campuses include:

Cal State University Chico – is this year’s Grand Prize winner for the most effective and comprehensive approach – involving new technologies, buildings, student education and more.

Monmouth University – for the largest solar installation east of the Mississippi – the panels spread over four campus roof tops and save $150,000 per year reducing CO2 emissions by 1 million pounds/year.

Mount Wachusett Community College – its new biomass hydronic heating system cut campus green house gas emissions by 24% and saved $2 million.

Richard Stockton College – new closed-loop geothermal heating and cooling system lowers natural gas consumption by 70% and saves $330,000 per year.

Univ. California Santa Barbara – a group masters thesis project ultimately led to a 1.6 million pound reduction of campus CO2 emissions yearly.

Oregon Institute of Technology – the campus is entirely heated by geothermal and the staff provides technical assistance on geothermal energy to every state in the Union as well as over 50 other countries.

Oberlin – students help create a real time automated monitoring system on energy and water use in all the campus dormitories.

The Lawrenceville School – this high school has helped turn the Green Cup Challenge, an inter-scholastic energy competition, into a contest between 15 Northeastern boarding schools.

Former Vice President Al Gore will also help launch the program with a broadcast message.

Wednesday, April 18th – 3:00-4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Tune in live at http://www.fc-tv.com/clients/nwf/portal.asp

Chill Out is sponsored in partnership with Earth Day Network and the Society for College and University Planning.

Published: April 18, 2007