Energy Pledge

What Will Your Footprint Be?

You can make a difference!  Be an active participant in helping Clemson achieve net nutrality by 2030.  By doing your part to conserve energy, you will not only help save money, but you will also reduce Clemson's demand on fossil fuels, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.

Pledge to make energy conservation a part of your every day life.

Take the Energy Pledge

The energy pledge is a great way to show your consideration for the environment and begin embodying concern for energy. This is important because in the end, our goal is not simply for people to sign the energy pledge, but to change the culture at Clemson where just the mention of an energy pledge gets people thinking about ways to save energy.

Show your support in helping reduce Clemson University's carbon footprint by taking a pledge to use less energy and promote energy conservation. By taking the Energy Pledge, you promise to:

  • Keep your thermostat at 69 in the winter and 76 in the summer
  • Turn off lights and use natural lighting if possible
  • Turn off and unplug office, computer, and lab equipment unless in use, especially at night and on weekends
  • Keep windows closed in conditioned space
  • Open windows for cool/fresh air when not conditioned
  • Dress appropriately for season (e.g. layer in the winter)
  • Use hot water sparingly (e.g. wash laundry with cold water detergent)
  • Carpool, bike, public transportation when possible
  • Become knowledgeable about energy conservation and sustainability
  • Recruit friends and family to conserve energy (and pledge!)
  • Carry a reusable water bottle wherever you go
  • Reuse and Recycle always!

As a Clemson University student or employee, you can publically pledge to help the University conserve energy.  

Make Your Pledge

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