Skidmore Unplugged starts this Monday, February 11th! Skidmore Unplugged is a 3 week competition which aims to inspire behavior change toward an energy-conscious lifestyle. Kimball Hall will be defending its championship from Skidmore Unplugged 2012, when it reduced energy consumption by 5.5 percent or 938 kWh, about the same as consumed by a household refrigerator for an entire year.
This year, there will be a different theme each week of the competition:
– Week 1: Feb. 11- 17 – “Do it in the Dark”
For this week, we are planning and encouraging events that do not involve the use of electricity – get creative!
– Week 2: Feb. 18-24 – “Keep Calm and Unplug”
The idea for this week is, yes to unplug appliances to save electricity, but also to unplug from distractions and “re-plug” into a healthier lifestyle and more wholesome conversations and activities. We will be partnering with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and with student athletic clubs.
– Week 3: Feb. 25- March 4 – “It’s a (W)rap”
This is the last week of the competition and it will focus around videos made by students and unplugged music events and performances.
CURRENT LIST OF EVENTS (stay updated by visiting our Skidmore Unplugged Facebook page):
- Wednesday, Feb. 13: Moonlight walk in the North Woods with Outing Club and North Woods Steward 7pm in Falstaff’s
- Sunday, Feb. 17: Ray Crist, Shaman and Healer, will lead demonstration and lecture in Wilson Chapel from 2-3pm (limited to first 25 people, please RSVP to Rick Chrisman)
- Saturday, Feb. 23: Awkward Kids Talking, Improv in the Dark @9pm in Gannett
- Sunday, Feb. 24: Lecture-demonstration of Labyrinth Meditation by certified trainer, Nancy Auspelmeier in SPA from 2-5pm (come and go)
- Thursday, Feb. 28: Lively Lucy’s Unplugged @ 7pm in Falstaff’s
- Friday, March 1: SFFATSLAF Unplugged – Music. Food. In the dark. Organized by SuCo and Sustainable Skidmore. Performance by Skinny White Folk @ 8pm in Falstaffs. More to come!
- Sunday, March 3: Lecture-demonstration of Akido martial art by Roger Thompson, professional martial arts educator and master from 2-3:30 in Wilson Chapel.