Cool Campus Challenge

April 1st- Reduce UC Carbon Emissions via the Cool Campus Challenge! 

UC Berkeley can be the Coolest UC Campus. Show the world how by reducing your carbon emissions!

At home and around the globe, Berkeley students, staff, and faculty are taking action to reduce our own carbon footprints and to find real and lasting solutions to climate disruption. Our collective actions - saving energy, walking and riding bikes, choosing solar power, eating plant-forward, and more - reduce millions of pounds of carbon emissions each year.  Gain recognition for your initiative by participating in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge

April 1, 2019 the competition begins!  Sign Up

From April 1 through April 26, the 10 campuses across the University of California system will prove which UC location can do the most to reduce its carbon footprint.  Contestants will also spread the word about the importance of going carbon neutral.  These collective efforts will help to take UC to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025.

See Berkeley CCC Resources and Events:

https://www.facebook.com/UCBCoolCampusChallenge/

How Does the Cool Campus Challenge Work?

All students, faculty and staff can contribute to this effort by registering at CoolCampusChallenge.org, which includes instructions on how to reduce our environmental impact.

  • Participants earn points for each action they take.
  • Participants can earn even more points by coming up with their own creative ideas for reducing their carbon footprint.
  • The campuses with the most points and greatest percent of participation at the end of the competition on April 26 will be crowned the “Coolest UC Campus!”

Rewards for the Cool Campus Challenge

UC System-wide Prizes

  • Top UC campus: UC Cool Campus Challenge Trophy and $2,000 to put towards an on-campus sustainability project
  • Two Runner Ups
    • Greatest percent participation
    • Health location with the highest points

Berkeley Prizes

Berkeley is sponsoring weekly raffles - winners will be drawn at random

1st week: participants with 1000 points or more will be entered to win a solar charger and those with 1500 points or more will be eligible to win a $50 gift card
2nd week: participants with 1000 points or more will be entered to win a solar charger and those with 1500 points or more will be eligible to win a $50 gift card
3rd week: participants with 4000 points or more will be entered to win a solar charger and those with 4500 points or more will be eligible to win a $50 gift card

Berkeley is offering these prizes for the winning teams:

Registered Student Organization rewards:
First place $200, second place $100, third place $50

For highest scoring staff/faculty team: pizza party

*Teams must be minimum of 20 people to compete for prizes*

Berkeley individuals with the most points will also be awarded!

Get idea from Past Cool Campus Challenges, and see past competition results! 

UC and the Center for Sustainable Energy are proud to sponsor the Cool Campus Challenge.

 

Cool Campus Challenge 2019 poster

Challenge Highlights

 Who What Where When graphic

Cool Campus Challenge 2019 week 4 Instagram image

CNI Intiative Video

UC Cool Campus Initiative