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Conservation is a team sport in U of M residence halls this semester, and one will win a national championship tailgate party. The office of Housing & Residential Life has teamed-up with the U’s Facilities Management department to create the Conservation Madness recycling and energy reduction competition.
The residence hall that reduces its electricity use and waste by the largest percentage and recycles the most from February 7-20 will win a college basketball national championship tailgate party at 8 p.m. on April 4, 2011. Pizza, refreshments and door prizes will be provided as the winners enjoy the national championship hoopla in their residence hall common area.
The competition’s goal is to encourage students to continue conserving university resources all year round and develop lifelong habits for their journey after college.
Kick-off events will be held in each residence hall the week of January 31 – February 4. Facilities Management staff and Sustainability Advocates will be on hand to sort through 10% of each residence hall’s daily garbage intake to demonstrate the many items that get thrown away rather than recycled. Residents can also stop by for snacks, a free compact fluorescent light bulb (100 per hall) and tips on how to save energy/reduce waste throughout the competition.
Find your Residence Hall Kick-off Event details below:
Centennial Hall – Mon. 1/31, 5-7 pm
Frontier Hall – Mon. 1/31, 5-7 pm
Pioneer Hall – Mon. 1/31, 5-7 pm
Territorial Hall – Mon. 1/31, 5-7 pm
Comstock Hall – Tues. 2/1, 5-7 pm
Mark G. Yudof Hall – Tues. 2/1, 5-7 pm
Bailey Hall – Wed. 2/2, 5-7 pm
Middlebrook Hall – Wed. 2/2, 5-7 pm
Sanford Hall / Roy Wilkins Hall – Thur. 2/3, 5-7 pm
The Energy Efficiency Student Alliance (EESA) is organizing a campout in front of Coffman Union on Monday, February 7 -- the first night of the Conservation Madness Competition. Students can help their residence hall reduce energy consumption by making the ultimate sacrifice of going off the grid for one night. EESA hopes to raise awareness about the small, everyday choices that residents can make to save energy. All brave souls who attend the campout will receive an invite to the national championship tailgate party April 4. For more information on the EESA Campout, contact Chelsey Shoup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The winning residence hall will be determined by calculating the highest combined ranking in two categories: (a.) greatest percentage decrease in electrical usage and (b.) least waste and most recycling generated per capita.