The Energy Challenge Results are in!

Winners: Aurora and Seton & Frank*!

From Feb. 1st to 26th, Aurora reduced its electricity use by 13.88% and Seton by 10.97% and Frank by 5.68%.

Aurora C and Benet 4 won the Green Crib Certification Competition on each campus by having 100%  and 31% of rooms certified, respectively.

During the Energy Challenge, St. Ben's campus saved 7,333 kWh of electricity, and St. John's 6,118**kWh.

Combined that is equal to: 28,000 lbs of carbon or about $950.  

Results were found using this carbon per kWh conversion and 7 cents per kWh.


* Seton is heated by electricity, and the warm weather gave them an advantage; however, we cannot completely discount their efforts. As a result, Seton and Frank will share the celebration! Next year, we will account for Seton's electrical heat.

** Due to lapses in the new St. John's Metering System, this number accounts for only 14 days in February.  Thanks to the energy challenge keeping a close eye on the metering this bug was discovered.


Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference

April 9-10

The ES department will reimburse any students registration and pay mileage on vehicles (must carpool).  Meals are part of the fee- all you have to pay is the lodging!

Deadline is TODAY, but late registration is open until Monday!

Program details

For carpooling or hotel sharing- contact


Focus the Nation & The Will Steger Foundation

Elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders will come together to create a road map for Minnesota's Clean Energy Future. Entrance is free, and attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with policy-makers, scientists, and businesses at the forefront of the new Clean Energy economy that is sweeping the nation.

What: MN Clean Energy Forum

When: 10am-2pm, Saturday, April 10

Where: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN