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Green Cup

green cupGreen Cup is an annual month-long competition that challenges Northwestern students living in campus residence halls and Greek housing to reduce energy and water use. This year the event will run from October 17 through November 13.

Green Cup is a student-driven initiative with Students for Ecological and Environmental Development (SEED) leading the effort. Students organized the first Green Cup in 2006 with the help of Facilities Management. The goal of Green Cup is to encourage students to adopt sustainable habits in their daily routines. Simple actions such as turning off lights and taking short showers can add up to significant energy and water savings.

Campus residences compete in four categories: residences with dining, residences without dining, fraternities, and sororities. Scoring is based on how much each residence is able to reduce energy and water consumption compared with a baseline for the individual residence. In addition, students can earn points for their residences by participating in sustainability focused events.

Check back here and visit the Green Cup Facebook page to get the most up-to-date information about events and to see standings and results.

See the “take action” section of this website for tips on saving energy and water during Green Cup and throughout the year.

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