Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off eco-rangers

The Student Switch Off is a not-for-profit campaign that encourages students to reduce their environmental impact when living in halls of residence. 

Since it began in 2006/07 the campaign has reached over 1 million students living in halls of residence, saved over £2.5 million in electricity expenditure and kept over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere – all achieved by students adopting pro-environmental habits!

The campaign focuses on fun competitions between halls of residence/colleges where the greenest halls/college on each campus are rewarded with Ben & Jerry’s! It currently runs at over 40 institutions across Europe reaching over 130,000 students and reducing electricity consumption by an average of over 6 per cent.

Check out the Student Switch Off website to get involved in the campaign on your campus. If your university isn’t already taking part then get in contact here to see if we can bring it to your campus. If you’re studying at college, check out the version of Student Switch Off for colleges here.