Green Dorm Challenge
Since 2004 dormitories have taken part in an energy conservation challenge to lower their energy and resource use. Friendly competition to increase awareness and conservation efforts is the goal. The top three dorms with the best conservation behaviors were eligible for a cash prize. Winning dorms beat out the competition through efforts to turn off lights, close windows, demonstrate recycling and altered rooms to improve heating efficiency. The efforts generate authentic conversations and examination of how personal behaviors can impact the campus, and the climate.