The Dark Side
(Meet the Operators)

Drunken Mynock School of Instruction
(Do's & Don'ts)

The Androids
(How To Participate)



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The Galactic Mission

Longhorn Lights Out is UT-Austin's campus-wide event where occupants reduce energy by turning off lights, unplugging unnecessary electronics and powering down computer equipment (check with your IT staff first) the last Friday of every month. It is an example of how simple actions can have a BIG impact. Join the Dark Side and make a difference!

Longhorn Lights Out is contributing to ways to conserve energy and water at The University of Texas at Austin. It comes from the students who make our campus-wide efforts rock, the faculty whose years of research and commitment to energy conservation inspire us, and from the staff who are often the eyes and ears of our program.

President's Sustainability Steering Committee gave the charge for campus to reduce both energy and water use by 20 percent by the year 2020. We are contributing to that charge, and with your help, we can meet--and exceed--our conservation goals.


Five Universities Team Up for Conservation Event

The University of Texas at Austin, Pennsylvania State University, Bowling Green State University, Kansas University, and the University of Toledo will participate in the second Campus Lights Out event on October 30, 2015. Campus Lights Out is a joint conservation endeavor, combining the efforts of each university's conservation program in order to save energy and resources. The goal is to encourage faculty, staff, and students to get involved by turning off lights and electronic devices all around their institutions and to share their efforts via social media by using the hashtag #campuslightsout.

Visit the Campus Lights Out page for more information!.

Have a question? Email the The Longhorn Lights Out Student Group!