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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.

EAC cochair 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.

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