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RA/HA EcoEvent Competition

Ready, set... Save the planet!

Compete with your fellow RAs and HAs to host the most sustainable events with the EcoNauts. Winning residential areas will be based on resident participation and committment to being zero waste.

How to compete:

  • Book events with the EcoNauts by clicking "Book an Event!" below, or emailing econauts@ucsd.edu
  • Points will be awarded based on resident attendance.
  • Work with the EcoNauts to plan your event according to the EcoGuide (pdf) to be eligible for EcoPoints and earn double the points for your program.
  • The residential area with the most points (overall, and each quarter separately) will win!  

Timeline, Points, and Prizes

The residential area that earns the most points during each quarter will win VISA gift cards for each RA/HA. Events with the EcoNauts must be completed by the end of Week 10 for Fall and Winter Quarters, and by the end of Week 7 for Spring Quarter.

The residential area that earns the most points collectively during the entire year will be awarded the HDH Sustainability Award during the annual Rezzies Ceremony in the spring. Events with the EcoNauts must be completed by the end of Week 7 of Spring Quarter. 

Point System
Resident Participation Points EcoPoints
1+ 1 2
5+ 2 4
15+ 3 6
30+ 4 8

**RA/HAs should stay tuned for emails regarding extra points for events such as Sixth Week Swap, promotions like our Zero Waste campaign, and holidays such as Earth Week.

Event Menu

When requesting a program, please pick one Educational Component and one Activity Component.

Educational Component (Pick one)

Switch It Up (Bonus Points Available!)

Focus: Learn how to ucsd the UC San Diego Energy Dashboard with this interactive presentation, and see how your college's energy usage stacks up to others! 

Includes: Powerpoint presentation, projector, standing screen.

Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Note: This works best as a sit-down style presentation.

H-2-Know your facts!

Focus: Test your knowledge on water conservation and learn some new fun facts and tips to help conserve water!

Includes: Digital jeopardy game, projector, standing screen.

Time: 20 - 25 minutes

Sustain-nibble Jeopardy

Focus: Learn about how to eat in a sustainable way as our climate is changing!

Includes: Digital jeopardy game, projector, standing screen.

Time: 20 - 25 minutes

Note: We will bring ecoGrounds coffee to this event by default, so we recommend pairing this program with mug decorating.

Bin-GO Green!

Focus: Learn and share tips & tricks about how to incorporate sustainable habits into your day to day life!

Includes: Bingo game

Time: 20 - 30 minutes for bingo

Note: This program can be modified for tabling events.

Be the Solution, Not the Pollution

Focus: Ever wonder what is recyclable, compostable, e-waste, and trash? Find out in this interactive waste sorting game!

Includes: Trash sort cards and bins

Time: 5 minutes per person

Note: This program can be modified for tabling events.

Transportation Turn Up

Focus: Learn about the benefits of public transportation and use our interactive map to plan your next trip in San Diego!

Includes: Map of San Diego and location cards

Time: 5 minutes per person

Note: This program is great for incoming first year students who are new to the area. It can also be used for tabling events.

Sustaina-Jenga

Focus: Build your sustainability knowledge as you build a jenga tower!

Includes: Jenga block set

Time: 15 - 20 minutes (varies)

Note: Good for both tabling events or standard programs

Create Your Own!

Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know what you'd like us to focus on for your event and we can create a program around it. 

Activity Component (Pick one)

Tote Bag Decorating

Includes: EcoNaut tote bags, fabric markers, stencils 

Reusable Mug Decorating

Includes: Reusable travel coffee mugs, puffy paints

Notebook Decorating

Includes: Notebooks, markers, stencils

DIY Face Mask

Includes: Ingredients for natural face mask or scrub that residents mix together

Succulent Potting

Includes: Succulent clippings, soil, pots


*EcoGrounds Fair Trade Coffee may be provided at any program upon request. 

EcoGuide

View the EcoGuide (pdf) to help plan your programs sustainably.

 

Contact the EcoNauts today to book your event, get support planning an event, or to create your own sustainability-minded program! 

Book an Event!