The 14th annual POWER Challenge came to an end this past Monday, and for the second year in a row Massey took first place with 2884 points. Throughout the month Massey hosted 12 creative sustainability themed events, posted 88 educational flyers, made many recycled door decorations, and more.
The month long campaign featured over 30 events hosted by residence halls, which reached hundreds of students to teach them the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle. RAs engaged their residences by making door decorations and bulletin boards out of recycled material, provided energy conservation tips, and attended a variety of sponsored events put on through our office, to name a few.
While Massey took the overall first place, other halls exceeded in certain areas as well. Laurel Hall had the largest reduction in water over the month. South Carrick reduced their energy the most, and for recycling Morrill had the largest increase in items recycled.
Fred Brown had the most amount of community service hours submitted, with over 300 hours of service throughout the month. This included a litter clean-up on Cumberland Ave which is a great way to not only help beautify our campus, but spend some time enjoying the outdoors.
The POWER Challenge is a great way to remind students not only the importance, but that living a sustainable life can be easy and fun. The programs, flyers, bulletin boards and other activities engaged the students that generated excitement pertaining to energy and water conservation, plus recycling.