CWRU Unplugged!

2022 Contest Recap

Fall 2022 CWRU Unplugged Winners!

This year's winner was Delta Gamma, reducing their electricity usage by nearly 14% during the two week contest.

The 2022 Runners-up were Tippit and Michelson.

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

How will you know who’s in the lead?

  • Check back to this Website
  • Live building electricity dashboards are linked below!
  • Standings will be announced by mid and contest end

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
Cedar/Magnolia Pierce, Storrs, Cutler, Hitchcock
Juniper Taft, Taplin, Smith
Mistletoe Norton, Raymond, Sherman, Tyler
The Village Village Houses 1-7
Carlton Michelson, Glaser, Kusch
Murray Hill Alumni, Howe, Tippit, Staley
SRV (bottom) Greek Life Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Nu, Delta Gamma, Beta Theta Pi/Pi Beta Phi
SRV (top) Greek Life Zeta Psi, Sigma Psi/Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Psi/Delta Upsilon, Phi Sigma Rho, Sigma Chi/Alpha Gamma Delta