This fall, we challenged the campus community to 30 days adopting various
sustainable habits. The results are in and the winners have been selected!
An impressive 86 participants rose to the challenge, with
the most popular choice being unplugging cords that were not in use. This is a
great way to save energy, as leaving cords plugged in draws phantom energy even
when devices are not plugged into them.
What did other participants do? Some packed and only used a
reusable mug or water bottle for beverages; others biked to school or work no
matter what the weather was; some shortened their shower times to five minutes
or less; some turned off their computer’s monitor and shut it down at the end
of the day; most unplugged their phone charger when not in use; some pulled a
weed each day; and others ate at least one piece of local or organic fruit.
Everyone did a great job and they are sure to continue on
with their newly formed behaviors in the future.
What about you? Did you know that adopting good habits could
change your life for a better? This challenge proves that change can be easy
and simple, doesn’t have to cost money or make you go out of your way to cause
Who are the winners of the 30 Day Challenge 2014?
Student Elaine Joy Roberts brought a
reusable mug/bottle for 30 days and won the grand prize $50 MEC (Mountain
Equipment Co-op) gift-card. Tegan Jackson, also a student, biked to
and from campus and also unplugged chargers that were not in use and won the
$25 bookstore gift card. Another student, Jackson Buscher, used
power strips to make sure all appliances were turned off (unplugged) and he won
the $10 Aramark gift card. Kathleen Bolton pulled a weed every
day and Sonia Becker unplugged her phone chargers. These
Capilano U staff members are winners of $10 Aramark gift cards.
We are very proud of all of our participants who have
changed their old ways and have now acquired new, more sustainable habits.
What will you choose to change or do differently each day?
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