Fun Fact: If all the resident students at Penn State Berks shut their computers down every night, it would prevent 692,251 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
This is just one of the energy-saving tips you can find on the Take Charge website. Take Charge is an environment campaign that is an outgrowth of the university's Guaranteed Energy Savings Program (GESP).
The campaign debuted in the fall 2006 semester at Berks. Besides reminder stickers and magnets around the dorms, a key element in the campaign is the Take Charge web site (http://www.takecharge.psu.edu/). The website features a variety of ways to conserve energy and more importantly, why it benefits you to “think green.”