C3 shortens showers and dims halls

Over the past two weeks, students at Mount Allison and across the Maritimes participated in the Campus Climate Challenge (C3), a competition to lower energy consumption in residences.

With darker hallways and shorter showers, students have tried to reduce their environmental impacts. The residence with the largest relative percentage change in energy consumption wins 300 house points for first place, 200 house points for second and 100 house points for third place.

Taylor Crosby, a first-year environmental science student and member of Eco-Action, volunteered for the position of C3 liaison.

“I think the biggest goal of C3 is for people to realize their own habits and understand where their energy is coming from,” Crosby said.

Last year’s faculty strike interfered with C3 as many students returned home during the hiatus. Eleanor Hannon, the MASU sustainability coordinator, said that in comparison, this year’s C3 has been a success.

“C3 has really been revitalized this year because we have a huge group of eco-reps who are really interested, whereas last year there was the strike,” said Hannon.

This year, C3 held a film screening and tunnel tours.

C3 ends Friday, Feb. 6 and the organizers will release the Mt. A and Maritime results at a local food night on Thursday, Feb. 12.

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