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JouleBug Contest Starts Tomorrow

joulebugThe JouleBug sustainability contest starts tomorrow! If you’re a team leader, make sure you have members participating on your team! People can join your team until April 27th (but you can get a head start by racking points up early). Here’s how:

1. Once the app is downloaded, go to Profile

2. From Profile, select Settings (the gear icon)

3. Select Communities, Wesleyan Teams*

4. Select your Team name from the list of available Teams

Points will accumulate for your Team from April 14-27. You can find some additional information here.

Every dollar saved on energy is a dollar added to financial aid! Good luck and get Buzzing!

JouleBug Sustainability Contest: Save Energy and Give Back to Financial Aid

After a successful fall contest, Wesleyan is holding another campus-wide energy saving contest using the mobile app, JouleBug! If you participate, you’ll help save energy AND money for financial aid (and maybe win some additional cool prizes).  

JouleBug is easy to use and basically lets you track the number of sustainable actions you take per day; it’s kind of like the FourSquare app, but for sustainability. Each team at Wesleyan competes against each other to see who can rack up the most sustainability points throughout the contest, from April 14-27.

The awesome thing about the contest is that Michael Roth has pledged that any residential energy savings will be directly donated to financial aid, so there are actually tangible rewards!

Here are the steps for participating in the JouleBug contest:

1) Create your team. All you have to do is click on this link, pick a team name, and put in your contact information.  Leaders have until April 11th, 4 pm to register their team.

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 Clothing Swap


From the Wes Joulebug contest coordinators:

Do you have extra clothes? Do you want to get new clothes? Do you want to swap your extra clothes for other clothes? Stop by the Usdan alcove (under the big staircase) for the Wes Joulebug clothing swap! If you’re participating in the contest, you’ll be able to earn extra points for your team just by participating.

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: Usdan Alcove
Cost: Free, but bring an article of clothing (or more) to swap

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).