Turn Down for Watt


Eat ice cream and save the planet! Smith participates in a program that reduces carbon emissions and saves the college money. When the regional electrical grid is stressed, such as during a heatwave, the college community will receive an email asking them to turn off all non-essential electrical appliances, including lights, coffee machines, microwaves and more. If the peak electrical demand is expected to occur before 3 p.m., ice cream will be served on Chapin Lawn! For more information, see https://www.smith.edu/green/operations_energy.php