The Green Cup Challenge is a friendly conservation competition in Mell, Lipscomb, Church, Hill and Boggs halls that occurs every October. Residents compete to learn which hall can conserve the most amount of electricity and water, as well as participate in educational programs.
Residents can see their hall’s daily scores via Instagram @sustainableugahousing and on the digital signs in each building. The residents of the winning hall not only receive bragging rights, but a reusable mug. The Green Cup Challenge educates and inspires students to think more deeply about their impact on the world around them, not only during their time living on campus but as they move off campus, as well.
The challenge concludes with a final celebration featuring live music from local musicians, free food sourced from local vendors, environmentally focused organizations tabling, and the announcement of the winning hall.
This year’s Green Cup final celebration is part of a campus-wide sustainability fair Nov. 9 in Memorial Hall Ballroom 5-6:30 p.m. Campus organizations such as Fair Fashion, Bag the Bag, UGArden and Ocean Initiative will be present and all students are invited to attend to enjoy live music from local musicians, free food sourced from local vendors and the announcement of the winning hall.
Read more about University Housing’s sustainability efforts, including composting, plastic bag recycling and in-room recycling.