Kill-A-Watt Challenge Events & Activities

Activity

Details

Possible Points

Lower your building's electricity consumption
See Strategies for Success
Based on comparing usage from prior usage in each building*.

  *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 each building.
10 points for every percentage point lower than last year (eg: 5% lower = 50 points)
Attend Sustainability Month campus events

Check out the Google calendar, blog and/or Facebook for a variety of events across campus. 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 flier 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.
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)

Check out this calendar for the up to date details

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.