Res. Hall Eco-Challenge Month

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Click to see the resultsClick here to pledgeIn the month of February, you can help your hall compete against other halls, OSU compete for victory nationwide, and help the environment! It’s as simple as choosing three environmental pledges you’d like to try for one month. And it only takes three steps:

Step 1: PLEDGE

Pledge on our website to try any three conservation challenges for one month.

Visit this website in the month of February (1st-28th) to sign-up and see a list of pledge options. By taking three or more actions, you will help your hall and OSU as a whole compete in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), an electricity conservation challenge, and the RecycleMania Res. Hall Competition (RM), a per capita recycling challenge.

Step 2: ACT

Take action on your pledges and tell us about it in the end-of-month survey.

Try out your actions for one month after you pledge. In one month, we'll ask for your feedback about your chosen actions.

Electricity and recycling will be measured in your hall for the CCN and RM challenges for three weeks – Monday, February 11 through Friday, March 1. Electricity will be measured as percent reduction in electricity as compared to an earlier baseline. Recycling will be measured as pounds of recycling per person in your hall (all recyclables except cardboard). Live results will be posted on this webpage.

Step 3: WIN

Win an exclusive coupon card for participating, and help your hall and OSU take the titles!

Everyone who signs up will receive an exclusive Take Charge Coupon card featuring local businesses. The hall that wins the RecycleMania Res. Hall Competition will win the recycled trophy, currently held by Halsell Hall, which is defending their 2012 RecycleMania Res. Hall Winner title. The hall that conserves the most energy will receive campus and nationwide recognition and a certificate. Furthermore, the results of all of our halls competing together will rank OSU in the national CCN and RM challenges!

Let’s work together to make your hall, and Oregon State University, the most environmentally friendly in the nation!

For More Information

Res. Hall Eco-Challenge Month is sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative, Campus Recycling and The Sustainability Office. For more information, please contact:

Andrea Norris, Campus Recycling
(541) 737-5398

Colette Conover, Student Sustainability Initiative
(541) 753-4072