Sustainability Action Blog


Thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this year’s Blackout

By Julia Kendal |

Blackout team

A big thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this year’s Blackout.

More than 220 students and members of staff took part in the event on Friday 13 November which spanned five campuses – Highfield, Avenue, WSA, Boldrewood and, for the first time ever, the Somers Building at Southampton General Hospital.

The Blackout team worked hard going round the buildings and making sure all non-essential equipment was turned off before the weekend in less than three hours. As thanks to all the volunteers, the night ended with a celebration in SUSU’s Bridge Bar, complete with giant snakes and ladders and over 100 pizzas!

Blackout party 2015 Blackout 2015 giant snakes and ladders

Blackout highlights the positive impact of our collective small actions on campus just by switching off computers, lights and devices at the end of each day.

The Blackout management team will now be looking at the electricity data; look out for the published results in due course.

Blackout’s not just for one night though, so please remember to switch off non-essential equipment again this evening before you go home.

Thank you again to all the volunteers – this event wouldn’t be possible without you!

blackout 2015 volunteers

See the highlights from the night on Storify here.

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