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Territorial Hall repeats as "Conservation Madness" champion

March 9, 2012

Territorial Hall is once again "Conservation Madness" champion, winning the University of Minnesota's second annual residence hall sustainability competition. Held throughout February, Conservation Madness is a partnership between the university's Office of Housing & Residential Life and Facilities Management Department aimed at encouraging students to conserve campus resources year-round. Territorial residents will enjoy a national college basketball championship viewing party on April 2 for earning the highest overall ranking in electricity savings, water conservation, waste per capita and recycling.

Territorial edged out Yudof Hall to take the crown by finishing first in the electricity reduction portion of the contest with a 4.4 percent decrease in electricity use and finishing fourth in water conservation and by tying for fourth in recycling/waste. Frontier Hall was first in recycling/waste by recycling 22.5 percent of their waste and they only generated 11.9 pounds of waste per person during February. Roy Wilkins Hall led all residence halls in water conservation with a 9 percent reduction in water use.

If all residence halls conserved resources over the course of an entire year at the same rate as the top ranking residence halls did during Conservation Madness, the university would save more than $120,000 annually.

For complete results of Conservation Madness, go to

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