Engaging through a competition

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Students at the University of Leuven organised the 'Cité Climate Challenge', a contest which involved 820 students from 14 residential living blocks in Arenberg competing against each other to save the most water, gas and electricity. The contest put data collection and reporting at the heart of the project, drawing students' attention to their water and energy consumption and highlighting the impact that simple changes in behaviour can have. The data collected demonstrated that 4.5 tonnes of CO2 was saved through the project, and the winning residential block, block 3, was awarded €1,000.