Can the students living in the four campus residence halls and apartments reduce their energy consumption by 10% (or roughly 10,000 KWH) by October 31? That is the challenge they face over the next month. The res hall energy challenge is part of the larger Campus Energy Challenge, a cooperative program between the U of M, Crookston and Otter Tail Power Company. As an incentive, the students will receive special programming money if they can reduce the energy consumed by the residence halls in October as compared to the electrical meter reports for the same buildings from September of this year. Graphs like the one at right will be displayed in the residence halls to let the students know how they're doing. If you live in any of the campus residence halls you can help the cause by switching off lights when leaving a room, unplugging all non-active electronics chargers, turning off the TV or other appliances, and setting the energy conservation options on your computer. Working together you can make a big difference, even with seemingly small changes in your energy use behaviors.