CWRU Unplugged!

2021 Contest Recap

Congratulations to Alumni House residents on their 2021 CWRU Unplugged win!  The residents of Alumni House signed pledges, attended events, and reduced their energy use by 4.56%. Their efforts were rewarded with a delivery of Insomnia Cookies on Reading Day. Additionally, five people were randomly selected from those who signed the pledge during the contest and will receive a "reduce your single-use plastics" gift set. 


The 2021 Runners were Phi Delta Theta and Hitchcock House.

Poster for CWRU Unplugged 2022

CWRU’s Annual Energy and Sustainability Contest runs from November 1 to November 15.

Students living in CWRU Res Halls and most Greek Houses can compete to see who can reduce their energy usage the most over the course of the two weeks. All CWRU students can sign the pledge and attend events for the chance to win prizes.  

The residence hall or Greek house with the highest combined points wins, points can be garnered by tallying the:

  • greatest electricity reduction (see live electricity dashboards below),
  • greatest number of pledge signers per hall or house

The winning hall/house will win a pizza party for all residents and customized winning hall stickers!

All students who sign the Sustainability Pledge will be entered into a raffle to win one of 20 raffle prizes including gift cards and a plastic free lunch kit. The 20 winners will be picked at the end of the contest on November 16th and prizes will be awarded asap in November.

Who can participate?

All residence halls and most University owned Greek houses can participate in the electricity savings event. But any student on or off campus can make the pledge and be entered to win a raffle prize.

How can you participate? 

  1. Get your friends and suite-mates to reduce your building’s electricity use by turning off the lights, taking the stairs, unplugging devices, maybe even air-drying clothes.
  2. Sign up for the Sustainability Pledge: https://forms.gle/kE2sg6Lqc6naUaWr5

How will you know who’s in the lead?

  • Check the Office for Sustainability Website
  • Live building electricity dashboards are linked below!
  • Standings will be announced by November 9th and the winner of the contest will be announced on November 16th

CWRU’s Climate Action Plan pledges reach climate neutrality by 2050 and your actions count now! Show us your Res Hall or Greek House deserves to reign supreme during this year's CWRU Unplugged Energy Contest! 

Northside Buildings included Link to energy dashboard
Clarke Tower Clarke Tower https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/b9f8f101-34de-4b88-8ab4-57be5bfb2b47
Cedar/Magnolia Pierce, Storrs, Cutler, Hitchcock https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/89462b79-059b-4801-a2c9-563f007e97bb
Juniper Taft, Taplin, Smith https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/58a080b2-9563-49a3-87a2-3bc90f9e7441
Mistletoe Norton, Raymond, Sherman, Tyler https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/06b89fb5-42c1-44e8-8aa1-f6184f4255f6
The Village Village Houses 1-7 https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/31c9f831-3e5b-4fe0-9c6b-479eb84ca08f
STJ STJ https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/145f9f73-76fb-43d0-a6e8-0c50f0fcdf53
     
Southside    
Carlton Michelson, Glaser, Kusch https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/4f952ce3-f153-4c3e-80a6-f8309cc3a464
Murray Hill Alumni, Howe, Tippit, Staley https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/bb450305-96c1-426c-988f-077586499812
SRV (bottom) Greek Life Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Nu, Delta Gamma, Beta Theta Pi/Pi Beta Phi https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/103b5284-73e8-4a78-9fd6-413f2cec555b
SRV (top) Greek Life Zeta Psi, Sigma Psi/Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Psi/Delta Upsilon, Phi Sigma Rho, Sigma Chi/Alpha Gamma Delta https://seswpme.case.edu/slideshow/player/1ab2989b-655d-401f-9cfa-136d53b0e824