Berea College first implemented the Eco-Challenge during the spring semester of 2014. The Eco-Challenge is based on the national RecycleMania competition. The competition lasts from early February to the end of March and is promoted on campus through various events. Residence halls compete against each other to have the highest amount of recycling, compared to a baseline figure.
The residence hall(s) that increase their recycling the most are treated to a hall-wide celebration.
The Eco-Challenge also includes the annual Green Game. The Green Game is a carbon neutral basketball game where aspects of sustainability and the Eco-Challenge are promoted. A tree planting ceremony follows the Green Game in order to offset carbon emissions from the energy used at the game and the transportation of the opposing team to Berea College’s facilities.
Eco-Challenge Competition Committee
If you would like to play a part in the development and implementation of the Eco-Challenge, consider volunteering for the Eco-Challenge Competition Committee.
Additional Points for Residence Halls
Attendance at events hosted by Residential Advisors in each residence hall is included in scores for residence halls, in addition to the pounds per person recycled during the competition.
If you are an RA and want to host a sustainability themed event to count towards points for your residence hall, fill out this form. You will be contacted after your event proposal is reviewed and either approved or provided with suggestions for improvements. You will be required to reserve B-card readers from Campus Life to count the number of students who participate in your events.