Save the Boot Video Contest
Saving energy and the environment while living on campus can really pay off! We want you to show us how you live sustainably on campus through the Save the Boot video contest.
Create a 30-90 second long video in any form – animated, documentary, music video, informational, personal, serious, or funny. The video must show how you unplug and live sustainably on campus.
The contest is open to current LSU undergraduate and graduate students.
You may enter as individuals or a team. Teams may consist of no more than three students.
- Only one video submission per team.
- Video must be filmed on the LSU campus.
- The use of profanity or offensive material is not permitted.
- By submitting your video, participants agree to having read and follow the contest guidelines.
Click here for the official rules and guidelines of the Save the Boot video contest.
Unplug Energy Competition
This year’s Unplug Energy Competition will begin March 9, 2015.
Information for the 2015 Unplug Energy Competition will be updated soon!
Each spring the Department of Resident Life’s Sustainability Committee hosts UNPLUG, a energy conservation competition. March 2015 marked the seventh annual UNPLUG competition among on-campus communities to see which community can reduce energy and water consumption the most (as compared to a baseline average of the last three year’s energy consumption during the same timeframe), and yet again the program yielded great results. Residents also are competing against 150 other schools through www.Competetoreduce.com.
For now, here’s what YOU can do:
1. DO your one thing! Make small adjustments to your daily routines to save energy, recycle, reduce water and food waste or live better. Unplug your phone charger, turn off lights, take the stairs, or take shorter showers. Look for more tips throughout the competition!
2. Do One Thing & Tell The World with #LSUUNPLUG!
3. LEARN! The UNPLUG team will be in your community with programs, prizes, food, and more!
4. Follow LSU’s progress at www.Competetoreduce.com.
Energy Saving Tips
1. Change computer to sleep mode or turn it off when not in use.
2. Change incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
3. Use task specific lighting and take advantage of natural light.
4. Unplug chargers, TVs, and stereos when not in use. They still draw energy when plugged into the wall!
5. Take the stairs rather than the elevator.
6. Do large loads of laundry cold water.
7. Take shorter showers.
8. Keep the refrigerator door closed.
9. Adjust the thermostat to 78° in the summer and 68° in the winter.
10. Only run the dishwasher when it is full.
11. Reduce food waste.