The campaign focused on conserving electricity and water, improving recycling and reducing waste disposal. The purpose, Schroeder says, was to increase residents awareness of environmental issues by managing utility consumption in their own living spaces. When students returned after the holidays they found posters in corridors and waste/recycling closets describing the campaign and giving them statistics for 2001. Updated statistics were provided throughout the contest period.
It was a great success. Every hall beat last year in at least one category. Stockwell beat itself in all four, while Mary Markley and Alice Lloyd both beat last year in three of the four categories, Schroeder said.
Some of the outstanding results included:
At the end of the campaign each hall received a sustainable meal as thanks for its participation. The menu included both organic and regional items and provided a definition of organic foods, along with some history of the various regional items.