Million Monitor Drive Meets Goal
Mount Holyoke’s Environmental
Action Coalition (EAC) recently announced the results of the Million
Monitor Drive, a program to
save energy by putting student computers on Power Save mode. EAC’s
effort was fueled by a vigorous campus education campaign, as well
as a competition with Amherst and Smith colleges and an interdorm
challenge. As of the end of the drive on November 22, Mount Holyoke
had more than surpassed its goal of 75 percent. Smith College won
the intercollegiate competition. On campus, Abbey took first place
over Pearsons, while Safford and South Mandelle tied for third.
These dorms will be awarded a pizza party.
Emily Wheeler ’08 said, “We are very excited
that we reached our goal of 75 percent.” She explained that
reaching the pledge of 75 percent means that facilities management
will award EAC money to buy wind power Renewable Energy Certificates
for 210,000 kilowatt hours. This is enough to operate student computers
on the Power Save mode settings for a year. EAC will hold an awards
ceremony next semester.