Energy Awareness

Energy Awareness Month takes place every October. Check back next fall for information about the scheduled events!

Energy Awareness Month. Don't be an energy monster!

Join your fellow Bears by participating in these events:

Building Energy Competition

September 29th - October 19th

All buildings on campus will compete to reduce their energy usage

At MSU we spend about $4.5 million on electricity annually. A 2% reduction would be 1,297,557 kWh, equivalent to the usage of 123 homes.

We get our energy from the conversion of the primary sources, mainly coal and natural gas that produce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. By conserving energy, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money, and show we can make the smart choice.

Everyone on campus can do their part to reduce our energy usage - the power is in your hands!

Learn more about conserving energy and how you can help your building win this competition: Building Captain Manual

The two winning buildings will receive an Energy Conservation Champion banner to display until the next energy competition!

Hour Without Power

Can you go an hour without power? Everyday from 5-6 p.m. during the competition

Dining In The Dark

September 29th - October 3rd in Blair Shannon from 11a-1p

October 13th - 17th in Garst from 11a-1p

October 20th - 24th in Kentwood from 11a-1p 

Do One Thing Instagram Competition

Prizes include:

Osprey Backpacks from Dynamic Earth

5 Hot Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga

$10 gift card to Mudhouse

Free Jimmy Johns Subs

$25 gift card to MaMa Jeans Natural Market

$10 gift card to Grad School

Reusable Cup Membership

Zipcar Memberships and Reusable Water Bottles

MSU Sustainability T-shirts

Energy Awareness Monster


Tips to conserve energy

  • Turn off lights and use natural light when possible
  • Unplug devices that are not in use
  • Use power strips and turn them off when possible
  • Turn off computers and monitors when not in use
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Adjust your thermostat to conserve energy