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Sustainability Action

Blackout 2015 Event

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18:00 - 22:30
13 November 2015
University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Julia Kendal at .

Event details

Back for its fourth year, Blackout 2015 will see hundreds of students and staff switching off electrical office equipment left on across several campuses in just a few hours.

Every year more than 250 students and members of staff come together to deliver Southampton Blackout – our groundbreaking electricity audit and switch-off event that is now replicated at universities across the country.

This year, Blackout will take place on Friday 13 November.

Blackout is designed to highlight the positive impact of our collective small actions on campus. On the night, teams will audit and switch off any computers, lights and equipment left on unnecessarily before the weekend and then measure the impact on our electricity usage.

This year the event has grown again to include parts of Southampton General Hospital, as well as Highfield, WSA, Avenue and Boldrewood campuses.

What should you do next?

  1. Switch off – not just on Blackout night, but every night.
  2. Opt out – if you know you need to leave your computer or another piece of office equipment on over the weekend, please complete this form and return it by 6 November at the latest. Remember, you no longer need to leave your computer on to work from home.
  3. Sign up – If you are a student please sign up here. The Blackout team still have a few spaces for staff who would like to volunteer to help out on the night. Just complete this form.

You can follow progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Look out for more information about the impact after the event.

If you have any questions about Blackout, the FAQs below may hold the answer.

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