Thursday, February 19, 2009

Power Down University Campaign

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a consortium of organizations and Energy Star headed by Google and Intel, has a new Power Down for the Planet campaign for universities --


Power Down for the Planet brings together college campuses across the nation and around the world to make a shared commitment to sustainable computing practices. The challenge includes a month long competition to see which university can recruit the largest percentage of their campus community to pledge support to Climate Savers Computing. The challenge winner and the collective results of all participants will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2009.

In addition to the pledge challenge, students have the opportunity to create and submit a video that tells the Climate Savers Computing story. The winning videos will be selected based on a combination of content and relevance, as judged by Climate Savers Computing representatives. The winners of the student viral video challenge will receive technology prizes.

Participating universities will be featured on this web site, where they will be able to see in real time how many of their students, faculty, and staff have committed to using power management tools and the overall collective impact of the Power Down for the Planet challenge.

Timeline
The Power Down for the Planet pledge challenge will kick off on March 23 and conclude on April 17, 2009. Challenge results and winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. The video challenge will kick off on March 2 and conclude April 17.

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