CCN is the biggest energy and water reduction competition in history

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest electricity and water reduction competition for colleges and universities in the world. Now in its fifth year, CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students across North America, all working together to reduce consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

CCN is an opportunity to organize students and staff, host educational events, and challenge students and staff to participate in fun events that can have an immediate and lasting impact on your school’s carbon emissions and campus culture. CCN is jointly organized by the U.S. Green Building CouncilLucidNational Wildlife Federation, and Alliance to Save Energy.



The goals of Campus Conservation Nationals are to:

  • Engage, educate, motivate, and empower students to conserve resources in residence halls and other campus buildings.
  • Foster a culture of conservation within campus communities, and propel campus sustainability initiatives.
  • Enable students to develop leadership, community organizing, and career development skills.
  • Achieve measurable reductions in electricity and water use, preventing thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted.
  • Highlight the ability of behavior change tools such as competitions, commitments, and social norms, to conserve energy and water.