The results are in! Green Cup Challenge has been a success for the past two weeks, with the majority of the buildings on campus conserving energy! As of now Conant and Sawyer are in the lead, with Clare following soon afterwards. But, there is always more room to improve! French house and the Middle School have the next two weeks to try to boost their position on the competition.
The main goal for Green Cup Challenge is to try to create better habits of saving energy throughout campus. This competition is not only for students on campus, but also day students, as building like the Middle School and Reed are included for their participation as well. It will continue on for the next two weeks, so one word of advice to all students: conserve! Don’t leave in plugs or keep unused lights on, and let us all try to save as much energy as we can for the next two weeks! I look forward to conserving with you!
Thanks to Cade Zawacki ’15 we were able to make a video for the Green Cup Challenge encouraging students to conserve energy! This video is not only used to create awareness of energy conservation among students at Williston, but it is also entered into the Green Cup Challenge’s Video Contest. Schools that are participating in the Green Cup Challenge are encouraged to submit a video into the competition. The best video is determined by votes. Click here to cast your vote for the video you think is best! Polls close on February 12th. If you want to view all the videos in the running for the contest, click here. Winning videos will get special recognition by the Green Cup Challenge website.
The Sustainable Life Club showed our video in assembly last Wednesday, and we received lots of positive feedback! Above you can view our video – we had lots of fun making it and showing it to the community! Enjoy!
For the last two weeks Sustainable life has been keeping track of the amount of energy each dorm has been using, and our first week results are in! Green Cup Challenge at Williston is not only a national competition with other schools to reduce the most energy, but also a competition between each dorm. The winner who reduces the most amount of energy by February 12th, will get a pizza party!
Have you thought recently about your impact on the environment?
The Sustainable Life Club is building new initiatives to help students become more mindful of the environment. We’re planning the annual Green Cup Challenge and the new Ort Report, which we hope will help students form better habits, leading to greater awareness of their impact on the earth. Continue reading →