As we head into the holiday season and the end of another semester, the Sustainability office would like to take a moment to reflect on the month of unPLUg, a month focused on reducing energy consumption and raising awareness for sustainable practices at PLU throughout October. Harstad Hall was the winner of this years unPLUg competition, with the least amount of energy consumption compared to the previous year of unPLUg out of all the res halls. Throughout the month of unPLUg the Sustainability office hosted a number of events, including film showings in res halls, Habitat restoration work parties, a Parkland Beautification day, and a culminating acoustic open mic at NPCC to announce the results of unPLUg to PLU and the Parkland community. The Sustainability office would like to give a big thanks and shout out to everyone who participated in unPLUg, namely all of the sustainability leaders in RHC and RHA, as well as LASR and other community members who were involved in the programming of unPLUg at PLU. There is no doubt that unPLUg would not be successful without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. In addition, the Sustainability office would like to acknowledge all of the people around campus and in the community who took the time to think about their energy consumption habits and made commitments to sustainable practices in their daily lives. A huge part of the Sustainability office’s mission is education and sustainable practices, but it is the people who take the time to listen and apply the principles of unPLUg that make the biggest difference. While the month of unPLUg was a huge success, we hope that with the darkening of the days and the transition of unPLUg into the rest of the year, that these habits and the information learned will remain an important part of PLU life. Great job everyone, keep up the great work!
Some photos from the Acoustic Open Mic at NPCC: