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SIFE asks students to "black out" electric use on Feb. 6
Monday, January 30, 2012

Black Out Go Green at SUNY FredoniaBy Raul Lopez

Inspired by “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” DAYGLOW, the SUNY Fredonia S.I.F.E. (Students in Free Enterprise) team presents, “Black Out, Go Green!”, an energy-waste education initiative, on Monday, Feb. 6.  The S.I.F.E. team is asking students to turn off ALL lights and unnecessary appliances on that day for half an hour, from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

During the student blackout, participants may head to the SAFE ZONE, in Dods Hall, where they can socialize and listen to a live performance by the Percussion Guild.

The first 100 people to arrive will receive their own tube of green glow-in-the dark body paint, to paint themselves before entering the SAFE ZONE. As an alternative to the body paint, a green LED glow stick will also be available to signify the energy-saving initiative.

At the time of the blackout, Facilities Services will measure the difference in energy usage from normal usage on campus. Students who reside off-campus are also invited to the free event.

This “Go Green” initiative by the S.I.F.E. team is one of six community-based programs for the 2011-12 academic year. The S.I.F.E. team will be travelling to New York City later this semester to compete in S.I.F.E.’s Regional Competition.

For more information on Blackout, Go Green, contact: Emily Bird, Charles Callahan, or Heather Wohaska.

To learn more about the S.I.F.E. team, contact: Dr. Donald Barnes, assistant professor in the School of Business.

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