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The countdown to Green Cup

January 2013 | by sustainNU
Green Cup Every February, students living on campus participate in Green Cup, an annual competition aimed at reducing electricity and water usage in residence halls & Greek houses. Organized by SEED (Students for Ecological and Environmental Development), with support from the Office of Sustainability, Green Cup engages students in behavior change and teaches them the impact of their daily activities. Last year students saved 363,261 gallons of water and 73,375 kWh of electricity through simple actions like sharing fridges, taking shorter showers and utilizing power strips and clothes drying racks. Residence halls realized a 4 percent reduction in both water and electricity usage and Greek houses averaged a 9 percent reduction.  Four winners will be announced at the end of the month for residences with dining halls, residences without dining halls, fraternities, and sororities. Winners of this heated competition earn bragging rights, a prize & the right to the Green Cup trophy for a year.