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 Spring Semester, GDI is a week-long 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!


Green Dorm Initiative 2023 will be held April 10th through April 16th. Stay tuned for more information!

2023 GDI Overarching Theme: TIME

2023 GDI Schedule:

  • Monday - Transportation subtheme
  • Tuesday - Energy & Utilities subtheme
  • Wednesday - Agriculture subtheme
  • Thursday - Pollution subtheme
  • Friday - Nature & Recreation subtheme
  • Saturday - Conservation subtheme
  • Sunday - catch-up day for Rice students to submit participation points

Everyone who participates will be entered to win smaller prizes, a few top point earners will win larger prizes, and the top college will win a college wide prize.

Past daily prizes have included: bamboo toothbrushes, metal straws, Miyoko's products coupons, topical books, and Acure body products!

Past larger prizes have included: a private cooking class with Chef Sarah of Sid, a tour of the steam tunnels, free tickets to the Butterfly Exhibit in the Natural Sciences Museum, and a tour of the Moody Center's environmental exhibit!

The past college prizes was a catered spirit event.

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