Phoenix Cup

STUDENTS: Click here for your Week 2 Checklist. 

FACULTY AND STAFF: Click here for your Week 2 Checklist.

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
September 11th – October 2nd, 2017

Fall competition that focuses on energy conservation.

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

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!

Weekly Checklists

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Prizes

Individual

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: Elon Sustainability Phone Sleeve

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

Top Building in Each Neighborhood

Based on energy savings and resident participation (determined by submitted checklists), a top building will be named for each neighborhood. A donation will be made on the residents' behalf to the World Wildlife Fund, and top buildings will also earn bragging rights.

How It Works- Faculty and Staff

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.
Earn points based on your Phoenix Cup Checklist answers and participation in Phoenix Cup events.   
Win prizes.
Team up with colleagues to earn even more prizes!

Weekly Checklists

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click for larger images.

Prizes

Individual

Every faculty or staff member will earn a new prize each week (while supplies last) by completing that week's checklist. Checklists are posted every Monday morning of the competition and are due the following Sunday by 8p.m.

  • Week 1 Prize: Reusable Water Bottle or Mug        
  • Week 2 Prize: Reusable Bag
  • Week 3 Prize: Power Saving Strip

You will also 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 OR Portable Solar Charger, $25 Phoenix Cash, $15 gift card to oa local restaurant.
  • Second Place: Eno Hammock OR Portable Solar Charger and $25 Phoenix Cash
  • Third Place: Eno Hammock OR 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: 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.

Winners Phoenix Cup: Energy, 2016

Students committed to conserving 3,504 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the semester as a result of Phoenix Cup.

$25 Phoenix Cash: Robyn Lane (student), Sarah Bailey (Staff)

Student Top 5:

  • Emily Fasth
  • Riley Billman
  • Faith Antonek
  • Robyn Lane
  • Kevin Hutchings

Buildings:

  • Isabella Canon: 5.43% reduction
  • Oaks, Sullivan: 8.05% reduction
  • Koury: 5.43% reduction
  • Top participation: Colonnades, Kivette; Johnston Hall