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Dec. 14, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: ALLISON

Energy Conservation

The month-long winter break for Northwest Missouri State University could lead to a reduction of the University's carbon footprint.

Before leaving for break, students and faculty have been asked to set thermostats low, leave windows and blinds closed, unplug any devices that will not be used during the break and to turn off computers and lights. Energy manager for Northwest Missouri State, Dan Boyt, says the first year of this program could save Northwest more than 300-thousand dollars over the the next year.

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Boyt says other campuses that have taken similar steps have saved as much as 50 percent on energy costs. He says that could translate to several thousand dollars a day. The energy saving program will begin Friday and conclude the day before classes begin on Sunday, January 13th.