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Green @ Messiah

Turn It Off!


Turn it Off at Messiah College is an on-campus effort to bring awareness to our daily lifestyle choices, and the respective economic, environmental and social impacts of our choices, through the use of electricity monitoring and the delivery of “mock” electricity bills.  

Through Turn it Off we hope to inspire students to care about the “triple bottom line,” where ecological vitality, economic viability, and social justice are equally weighed in personal decision making.

By voluntarily reducing consumption, we hope

  • to bring awareness to how much electricity we use;
  • to reduce our institutional ecological footprint;
  • to work toward just allocation of the world’s resources.

To learn more about Turn it Off, be sure to check out the following pages:

Why is Turn it Off important?  Why should we care? Here you’ll find some of the background and motivations for the project.

Bill Delivery
See an example of a mock electricity bill with explanations of the information.  You’ll also find a list of the most frequently asked questions.

Tips & Tricks
Looking for practical ways to lower your electricity usage and ecological footprint? This page is jam-packed with resources and links, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.

Feel free to contact Danika Foster, the student Turn it Off Coordinator, at