Earlier this year the SUSU Ethical & Environmental team saw one of its most successful campaigns ever in Blackout: A Night Out with the Lights Out.

The campaign saw over 200 staff and students at the Univeristy of Southampton come together on Friday 27th April to switch off all non-essential electrical equipment across 47 buildings.

The results were outstanding, with over 7 tonnes of carbon saved – which is enough to power 5 family homes for year!

The team’s amazing efforts not only received praise from across the University, but also from other universities across the UK with plans to roll out the campaign nationally currently in the pipeline.

On top of that, the team have been selected as Finalists in the Green Gown Awards, with students and staff attending the awards ceremony tonight in Birmingham.

You can follow the Ethical & Environmental team at the awards tonight on their brand new Twitter page, @SUSUEnviroEthic

Click here to check out an infographic with more Blackout stats.

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