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aCClimate14 conservation campaign
In Spring 2009, a conservation campaign helped save CC nearly $100,000 in utility costs. The campaign also cut greenhouse gas emissions by 378 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. The 14-week “aCClimate 14” effort was designed to achieve at least a 14 percent reduction in electricity, heat, water use, and trash through behavioral change. Each of the 14 weeks in the semester focused on different daily habits, such as computing, bathing, transportation, or studying, and included the use of various tools to encourage behavioral shifts, such as drying racks, shower timers, and plug-in electric meters. The initiative was launched by the Campus Sustainability Council and EnAct, the student environmental action group.