The Green Dorm Initiative (GDI) 2017 is the seventh annual competition that encourages Rice students, staff, faculty, and administrators to adopt sustainable lifestyles and to then implement them on campus. Held from February 5 to 26, GDI is a three-week event hosted by the Rice University EcoReps that targets different green topics around campus every day. Competitors can participate in as many days as they like, but the more days they participate, the more prizes they will win!
Each day students will be directed to a page relating to a daily topic and a week-long challenge. Students will first learn a small bit about that day’s topic, and then answer two to three questions related to it. All students will keep track of completion of the week-long challenge each day. Some days include additional challenges, like posting to the Facebook page and using social media to share how they’re making the Rice campus greener. Each question is worth one point, which means the more questions that are completed, the more the student wins!
If a student misses a day, they can go back and make it up. As long as everything is done by the Saturday of that week at 5:00 pm, students can do the daily activities any day of the week.
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If a student ever wants to do something that isn’t listed as a daily challenge or feels inspired, they can do something creative! They then upload what they did to the Green Dorm Initiative 2016 Facebook page and email the EcoReps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week, one of the top five participants from each college will win:
Week 1: A tour of the steam tunnels and the roof of Jones college
Week 2: A picnic at Harris Gully Natural Area
Week 3: Cooking food from the farmer's market with a Rice Chef
At the end of the competition:
The top 10 scorers will get a STUDY BREAK WITH PING featuring cookies and tea!
The top 3 social media posters will get LUNCH AT THE COHEN HOUSE!
The top college will receive a CINNAMON ROLL PARTY!
Week 1: CONSUMPTION (Feb. 5-11)
Week 2: IMPACT (Feb. 12-18)
Week 3: LIFESTYLE (Feb. 19-25)