The Green Dorm Initiative (GDI) is the annual competition that encourages Rice students, staff, faculty, and administrators to adopt sustainable lifestyles and to then implement them on campus. Held during Feburary, 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 dayâ€™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 theyâ€™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.