Welcome to the University of Liverpool Student Switch Off campaign

What is Student Switch Off?

Student Switch Off is a sustainability campaign and competition running at the University of Liverpool, as part of the Halls Sustainability Programme. The campaign supports and encourages students to take actions to increase their positive environmental impact, from saving energy and recycling, to reducing plastic-use and lobbying for bigger changes.

If you live in the following halls you are automatically taking part in the campaign: Crown Place, Dover Court, Greenbank, Melville Grove, Philharmonic, Tudor Close and Vine Court. Visit our get involved page to find out how you can do more, from volunteering as Flat Sustainability Champion to winning prizes like Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and TOTUM student discount cards.

At the end of the year, the hall that shows the best engagement and effort in driving the campaign will become the overall Student Switch Off champions, winning Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!

Why does Student Switch Off exist?

Student Switch Off provides a platform for students to take personal action on the Climate Crisis.

  • Residence blocks are energy & water intensive buildings
  • Inefficient electricity, heat and water use all contribute to the Climate Crisis, with the majority of Europe’s energy coming from fossil fuels
  • When bills are included in rent, we may not be as enticed to save
  • Reducing energy & water waste is a great way to reduce negative environmental and social impact
  • Reducing waste and recycling where possible also saves energy, resources and cuts CO2 emissions
  • They are great places to start conversations with peers
  • Students living in halls are generally going through a significant change in their life and research has found that we are more willing to change behaviours in these times
  • Whilst these actions aren’t going to solve the whole problem, it’s a great place for individuals to start as it’s simple and seemingly small actions really can add up

What impact does the campaign have?

The campaign runs in universities across Europe and in the past 12 years we have…

kept 20,000 tonnes of CO2 out the atmosphere, saved £2.5 million of electricity for the education sector, trained over 7,000 campaign ambassadors

Each and every small action contributes to our collective impact, so thanks for being part of Student Switch Off!

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