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.
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?
- 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.
- 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!