RecycleMania is a competition among college and university recycling programs in the United States and Canada. Over an 8-week period in the spring, campuses compete to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate.
Elon has participated in RecycleMania since 2007, and until 2013 held its own Resident Area Competition to determine which area could recycle the most per capita. Visit the RecycleMania homepage for more information about the international competition and to see Elon's past results.
POWERless is an energy competition among the residence halls to increase energy conservation awareness. Students compete to reduce the energy use in their building. The winner is the building with the largest percentage energy reduction over the course of the competition.
The first competition was in 2008 and resulted in a reduction of over 100,000kWh. This successful first competition led to POWERless being a regular event on campus. It is now held each semester.
This semester POWERless is also featuring COMPETE to CONSERVE, an opportunity for student teams to conserve energy, earn points and win prizes.
Many of Elon’s residence halls are connected to a web-based system, called Building Dashboard, where students can monitor their energy usage in real-time. They can also compare their building’s energy usage to a rival building’s usage.
Visit the POWERless web site to learn more about the competition, view results from previous competitions and learn about prizes.