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Host a Power Down Challenge


The simple act of turning off a desktop computer in your office could save over half of that computer’s energy use. Start a power down challenge in your office and show how small actions can lead to big impact.

What to Do

Download our power down challenge action guide below and check out our related energy resources to help you along the way.

How Will this Action Create Change?

The power down challenge can help you:

  • Track and reduce energy use from appliances and electronics.
  • Teach your colleagues about phantom power and how to reduce it.
  • Create a fun activity to engage employees in energy-saving habits.

Take it a Step Further

A power down challenge doesn’t just have to be about shutting down computer monitors. There are many electronics that consume phantom power, and lots of opportunities to reduce it by unplugging devices, using power bars and setting automatic timers. Can you incorporate these into your challenge as well?

When you’ve completed this action, share your results with us for the opportunity to be featured in Living Planet @ Work communications.