Choctaw Energy Savers
Tip of the week
If you have a freezer:
- Defrost regularly. Frost buildup increases the amount of energy needed to keep the motor running.
- Keep the freezer stocked. Freezers work more efficiently when they're full than empty.
- Decide what you want to get out before opening the freezer. This reduces the loss of cold air.
- If your unit is at least 10 years old, consider replacing with an energy efficient model.
Choctaw Conservation Award
The winners of the Choctaw Energy Award for the January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013 period are the Registrar's Office and the Office of Financial Aid. The staff members in these offices share the South Basement in Nelson Hall. Under the leadership of Dr. Ginger Robbins and Ms. Karon McMillan, the staff members have exhibited exceptional efforts in turning off computers, printers, and lights in their office space. During every random office audit, 100% of the staff received "Complete Shutdown" recognition sheets. The efforts of the staff members in these two offices represent the very best in our attempts to conserve energy and reduce our monthly energy bills.
The next winner will be announced in the first week of July. The audits will cover April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013. I would like to encourage everyone to become an energy saver. Every effort, regardless of how small, contributes to our university total.
Please check the energy education webpage for up-to-date energy savings.