Phoenix Cup

Week 2 Checklist, Students: click here

Week 2 Checlkist, Faculty and Staff: click here

The Phoenix Cup is a series of competitions aimed at reducing our collective ecological footprint.  To compete participants pledge to conserve energy or reduce waste during the competition and encourage others to do the same. The competition is open to students, faculty and staff.

Phoenix Cup: Energy
Fall competition that focuses on energy conservation.

Phoenix Cup: Waste
February 12-March 2
Spring competition that educates participants about consumption habits and engages participants in behaviors that minimize landfill waste.

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How It Works- Students

  1. Complete each week's checklist to earn that week's participation prize (to be picked up in the Office of Sustainability-- Powell 220-- during normal business hours).  Checklists are posted every Monday morning of the competition and are due the following Sunday by 8p.m.
  2. Earn points based on your Phoenix Cup Checklist answers and participation in Phoenix Cup events.    
  3. Win prizes.
  4. Encourage other's in your residence hall to participate to earn even more prizes!

Student Prizes

Participation
Every participant will earn a new prize each week (while supplies last) by completing that week's checklist. 

Week 1 Prize: Reusable Water Bottle or Mug         
Week 2 Prize: Reusable Bag
Week 3 Prize: Reusable Stainless Steel Straw or Reusable Utensils

Participants who complete all three checklists will be entered to win a raffle for $50 Phoenix Cash.

Top 3 Individual Prizes
Based on answers from each week's checklist and attendance of Phoenix Cup events, the top three individuals will earn the following:

First Place: Solar Backpack OR Eno Hammock, Solar Charger, $25 Phoenix Cash, $15 gift card to a local restaurant.
Second Place: Eno Hammock, Solar Charger, and $25 Phoenix Cash
Third Place: Eno Hammock and Solar Charger

Top Building Prize (one building per neighborhood)
Based on  resident participation (determined by submitted checklists) and the amount of landfill waste generated per each participant in each building (less is better!), a top building will be named for each neighborhood. A $55 donation will be made on the residents' behalf to the World Wildlife Fund (residents will symbolically adopt an animal). In addition, top buildings will also earn Phoenix Cup winner bragging rights.

How It Works- Faculty and Staff

  1. Complete each week's checklist to earn that week's participation prize (to be picked up in the Office of Sustainability-- Powell 220-- during normal business hours).  Checklists are posted every Monday morning of the competition and are due the following Sunday by 8p.m.
  2. Earn points based on your Phoenix Cup Checklist answers and participation in Phoenix Cup events.   
  3. Win prizes.
  4. Team up with colleagues to earn even more prizes!

Faculty/Staff Prizes

Participation
Every participant will earn a new prize each week (while supplies last) by completing that week's checklist. 

Week 1 Prize: Reusable Water Bottle or Mug         
Week 2 Prize: Reusable To-Go Container
Week 3 Prize: Reusable Stainless Steel Straw or Reusable Utensils

Participants who complete all three checklists will be entered to win a raffle for $50 Phoenix Cash.

Top 3 Individual Prizes
Based on answers from each week's checklist and attendance of Phoenix Cup events, the top three individuals will earn the following:

First Place:  Eno Hammock, Solar Charger, $25 Phoenix Cash, $15 gift card to a local restaurant.
Second Place: Eno Hammock, Solar Charger, and $25 Phoenix Cash
Third Place: Eno Hammock and Portable Solar Charger

Team
Form a team with your coworkers.  The team who commits to conserving the most energy based on answers from the checklist and participates in the most events will win free lunch for their team at a local restaurant.  (Teams must be 3 or more -- winners will be based on points per team member.)

Winners, Phoenix Cup: Energy, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Individual Students: Julia Needham, Schott Echols, Maurice Tosé

Top Individual Faculty/Staff: Melissa McBane, Barb Carlton, Ginny Brown

Top Buildings in Each Neighborhood: Colonnades C, Danieley M, Global A, the Innovation House, Sloan, Station at Mill Point 141, and Oaks B

Get the full story on Phoenix Cup Energy 2017 here.  

Winners Phoenix Cup: Waste, 2017

Participation: Joy Stewart & Amanda Chunco (Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies)

Most Points: Louisa Scholar, Ginny Brown (Program Assistant for Annual Giving) & Librarians on Greene

Building: Danieley Neighborhood

Least amount of landfill waste produced: Sophia Tasselmyer, Aaron Moger (Assistant Director for Video Production), Librarians on Greene

Click here to see Phoenix Cup Waste data.