A UT tradition since 2005, the Make Orange Green POWER Challenge is a way for the UT community to demonstrate its commitment to reducing the university’s environmental impact.
The POWER (Programs of Water, Energy, and Recycling) Challenge is a month-long competition that pits UT residence halls against each other in a battle to see which hall is the greenest.
A variety of different actions will award points. Throughout the month prizes will be awarded to RAs and residents with cool programs, awesome bulletin boards, and dedication to making their floor go green. At the end of October, the residence hall with the most points wins the POWER Challenge and a prize for all residents to use throughout the year.
During the 2017 POWER Challenge, over $70,000 in energy and water costs were avoided. Massey Hall won the competition with 2,764 points, Fred Brown Hall came in second with 1,592 points, and Hess Hall was third with 925 points.