Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper I would like to bring to the notice of all the environmental groups, concerned students and faculty of Denison, the complete disregard shown by students and administration alike towards the issue of rising electricity consumption on our campus.
Students of residence halls have turned a blind eye towards a sustainable lifestyle and use the resources provided to them in an irresponsible manner.
Rooms are often seen lit to their fullest and stuffed with various appliances, working simultaneously almost all the time.
There has been no effort to make a change despite receiving messages from the Energy Management and Campus Sustainability Office regarding overuse of energy and possibilities of blackouts.
Perhaps, if students realized that a high energy bill this year, will only lead to the rise of tuition would help spark a change. As a concerned student, I urge the Denison community to be more aware of the negative effects of irresponsible energy usage.
Every Denisonian should play their part in the college’s mission to be more efficient and sustainable, not because it’s a good thing to do, but because that is what’s expected from them.
– Ridhim Seth ‘17, of Kolkata, India