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JouleBug Sustainability Contest Winners

joulebug-1From the organizers of the JouleBug sustainability contest:

The JouleBug sustainability contest wrapped up on November 24. With more than twenty teams representing eighty individuals, we had more than fifteen individuals rack up more than one thousand points, gaining them top standing on the national JouleBug leader board.  Perhaps more than the extraordinary performance of our top leaders, we had more than fifty-five individuals Buzz more than 100 points.

#1 winning team with 2168 points:  “Barnacles” captained by Julianne Green ’14.  All members will get $30 in Middletown cash.
#2 winning team with 1547 points: “The Joule Thugs” captained by Ari Lewenstein ’16.  All members will get $25 in Middletown cash.

The team that had fewer than 400 points on Nov. 22 and improved the most in the final three days of the contest was WOCOHO, captained by Crystal Rogers ’16.  They will get a home baked care package during reading/finals week

The single largest point-scoring individual was Katherine Lu ’15 with 2310 points.  She will get a guest pass to Spring Fling.The two best pictures were posted by Inés Parmentier VINT and Sarah Bessey ’14 who both got JouleBug reusable water bottles.

The contest was a terrific success for all of the participants and for Wesleyan.  We’ll have to run the numbers to see how much money we generated for financial aid, but without a doubt we helped raise awareness, created enthusiasm for every day sustainable actions, and had fun!

Wes JouleBug Kick-off Event w/ Pizza Dinner


Wes JouleBug is a campus-wide sustainability contest and is having its kick-off event on Monday, Nov 11 at the College of the Environment. Stop by to learn more about the contest and meet the other people participating! There will be pizza for dinner, and a bunch of people who care about a more sustainable Wes!

If you haven’t signed up for the contest yet, you have until TONIGHT at midnight to do it. Sign up as a team captain here and get your friends to be on your team! Remember, all residential energy savings go toward financial aid.

Date: Monday, November 11
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: The College of the Environment (284 High St)
Cost: FREE and you get pizza
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Wes JouleBug Sustainability Contest

From Professor Haddad’s Environmental Politics and Democratization seminar (in conjunction with the Sustainability Office) comes this campus-wide energy saving contest! If you participate, you’ll help save energy AND money for financial aid (and maybe win some additional cool prizes):  

Wesleyan is engaging in an exciting collaboration with a new social networking company called JouleBug. JouleBug is an IT company aimed at using social networking technology to help make it fun and easy to develop a culture of sustainability in our community.

The first phase of this collaboration will begin with a campus-wide contest led by Prof. Haddad’s Environmental Politics and Democratization seminar (GOVT/EAST/ENVS 304) in conjunction with the Sustainability Office. The contest will run from Monday Nov. 11th through Sunday November 24th. Teams must be created by midnight on November 10 and can be made up of anyone from the Wesleyan community. Team captains can sign their teams up here. Individuals can also participate without a team just by getting the JouleBug app and using it on campus.

The contest is designed to help our Wesleyan community have fun while also increasing our awareness of everyday sustainability actions we can take. Please note: All residential energy savings generated through our efforts will result in dollar-for-dollar contributions to financial aid (See President Roth’s blog).

Eco Art at Usdan

The Environmental Politics seminar would like to invite you to rethink “garbage” this week!

Check out the two eco art installations outside of Usdan that are designed to help us reflect on the waste that we produce though our collective life on campus, as well as discover new and beautiful things that can be created from our trash. Most of the material was collected over the past weekend.

Take a seat in our structure and write your reflections and eco-pledges on the pad of paper provided. Also, take time to meet Wasted – our Solo cup man.

We also invite you to come inside Usdan from 11-1 any day this week to make your own eco art.  We have some supplies at our table, but we also encourage you to bring your own (e.g. the coffee cup or clam shell that you’re about to throw away).