Energy saving work by students at the University of Central Florida is shown in a new video by the Department of Energy.

The department released a new video Tuesday which encourages college students to help the country save energy and cut pollution. It highlights work by UCF students. They launched a dorm-based competition called “Kill-a-Watt,” to reduce energy use and energy bills on campus with steps like unplugging your electronics, raising the air conditioning temperature when in class, and taking the stairs instead of an elevator.

Students in different campus residence halls compete against each other to achieve energy savings with residents from the winning dorm earning up to $200 in scholarships.

The efforts led to a savings of $27,000 or an average of 15 percent.

Source: The Miami Herald from The Associated Press