This fall, HLS launched the first-ever 1L Green Section Competition, during which 1L sections lead by volunteer Green Section Reps will compete in a series of participation-based sustainability-focused challenges throughout the year.
The first challenge was to take the Sustainability Pledge. 46% of all HLS 1L students signed the pledge, committing to take actions to reduce their environmental impact such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, drinking tap water instead of bottled, and choosing re-useable food and beverage containers instead of disposable. Section 6 dominated the competition by achieving 100% participation!
The 2010-2011 Section Green Reps are:
Section 1: Laura Wolf
Section 2: Dave Jochnowitz
Section 3: Esther Lim; Doug Hastings
Section 4: Charlie Griffin
Section 5: Ona Balkus
Section 6: Victor Ban
Section 7: Ben Solomon-Schwartz; Hunter Landerholm
Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store for the rest of the year’s 1L Green Section Competition Calendar:
NOVEMBER: KNOWLEDGE BUILDING (November 1-8) Take the university-wide sustainability pledge – go online and sign up for the pledge!
DECEMBER: KNOWLEDGE BUILDING (November 29-Dec 3) Water taste test - try to tell the difference between tap and bottled water!
Feb. 10-11: Attend a "Freecycle" event!
Feb 24-25: Bring re-useable beverage containers to class
MARCH: REDUCE (March 7-11) Reduce junk mail – Participate in a “junk mail party” to cancel mail and catalogs you no longer want to receive.
APRIL: TAKE ACTION (April 22) Show your support for environmental action by wearing green on earth day and attending the HLS earth day festivities!