The Center for Sustainability has launched sustainability.ku.edu/takecharge to help KU contribute to the Take Charge Challenge.

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TAKE CHARGE: Lawrence has entered the Take Charge Challenge, a friendly competition with Manhattan to see which city can reduce its energy usage more. The winning city will receive an energy efficiency or renewable energy community project worth up to $100,000. As an integral part of the community, KU has a large part to play in the challenge, and the Center for Sustainability has a Web page dedicated to helping the campus community make a difference. The site, sustainability.ku.edu/takecharge/ includes background on the challenge and details on the Residence Hall Challenge, part of the competition to reduce energy use in campus housing. The site also has a list of resources and recommendations faculty, staff and community residents use to help Lawrence win. The resources include links to schedule a home energy audit, information on switching to compact fluorescent bulbs and how to report it for the contest, information on Westar Energy’s WattSaver program and a Take Charge Challenge presentation that can be given to classes or student groups.

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