2014 Events & Activities

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Lower your building's electricity consumption
See Strategies for Success

Based on usage from same time period last year.
There are 4 kill-a-watt meters available to check out from Res Life, to see how much power individual appliances use.

*We do not compare buildings to each other, as they are very differently sized, with different features.  Electricity usage is compared to prior use in your own building.

10 points for every percentage point lower than last year (eg: 5% lower = 50 points)
Attend energy-related speakers on campus

Check out our blog or Facebook for more events
Wednesday, Feb 5th, 5pm in Joyce 301:  Join folks from Rising Tide Vermont and Rising Tide North America for a....Climate Justice Winter Roadshow: Fracked Gas Coming to VT? 5 points for each person that attends (you must sign in)
Host an energy-related film night in your building. See suggestions below. RA must include a copy of a flyer or other advertisements announcing the film attached to program evaluation. 80% or greater participation = 20 pts.
60-79% participation = 16 pts.
40-59% participation = 12 pts.
20-39% participation = 8 pts.
10-19% participation = 4 pts.
Have an energy-themed bulletin board in your building RA must send a photo to cerickson@champlain.edu 10 pts.
Create a piece of recycled art/sculpture using only materials that would be otherwise thrown in the trash or recycling, focusing on the theme of energy RA must include a photo attached to program evaluation. 10 pts.
RA designed activity related to energy
Check out the Sustain Champlain Blog for suggestions on relevant events within the community
Must be approved by AD
Submit program evaluation.
80% or greater participation = 20 pts.
60-79% participation = 16 pts.
40-59% participation = 12 pts.
20-39% participation = 8 pts.
10-19% participation = 4 pts.
Attend energy-related films hosted by the Environmental Club & Eco-Reps. Tuesday evenings in February at 8:30pm in Fireside Lounge 5 points for each person that attends (you must sign in)
Video Competition: Using any medium, create a short video that is no longer than three minutes and promotes energy conservation behaviors. Videos must be posted to YouTube and send a link to cerickson@champlain.edu by 4pm on Friday, February 21. All submissions may be reposted on the Eco-Reps Facebook page.
Video submissions will be shown at the Environmental Club film event on Tuesday, February 25that 8:30 pm in Fireside Lounge. Event attendees will vote on their favorite video.
10 pts. for each film submission
20 pts. for winning film
Attend Common Ground dialogue on Energy February 20, 6:00-8:00pm in location TBA. Co-sponsored by LEAD and Sustain Champlain. LEAD credit available. 5 points for each person that attends (you must sign in)
Residents get their room certified with the Eco-Rep's Green Room Certification Project.

*Based on individual behavior, so if a room has multiple occupants, each person can earn a certification.
See the checklist here and turn it in to your Eco-Rep 80% or greater participation = 20 pts.
60-79% participation = 16 pts.
40-59% participation = 12 pts.
20-39% participation = 8 pts.
10-19% participation = 4 pts.
1-9% participation = 2 pts.
Tag your photo pledge Did you make a photo pledge of how you'll save energy over the month? Tag your photo with your name and res hall on the Eco-Reps Facebook page. 2 points for each tag (include name & res hall)

Film Suggestions:

The Last Mountain (2011)

Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)*

The Island President (2011)

Carbon Nation (2010)*

Climate of Change(2010)*Trailer

GASLAND (2010)

Powerful: Energy for Everyone (2010)* +

Crude (2009)

Climate Refugees (2009)

Fuel (2008) +

The Age of Stupid (2008)

Kilowatt Ours (2008) +

The 11thHour (2007)

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2007)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal & The Fight for Coalfield Justice (2006)

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)

The End of Suburbia (2004) +

Oil on Ice (2004) +

* = Films that are marked with an asterisk are films that have a more positive or funny bent than many of the others. (source: Mother Earth News)

+ Sustain Champlain has these films available.


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