On May 19-21 EcoReps hosted the annual Green Greek Competition, a contest aimed at educating the Greek Community about sustainability and helping chapters go green. The EcoReps group set up tables on the median of 17th Avenue with activities designed to promote sustainable behaviors within the community. During the three days Greek members could participate in games such as a minute-to-win-it waste sorting challenge, trivia, and recycling basketball. Participation earned chapters and individuals points during the three-day competition, while the games also tested the community on their knowledge of sustainable behaviors and provided education on the proper methods of waste diversion and other sustainable actions.
The competition was fierce, but in the end it was Phi Kappa Psi who came out on top with their chapter-wide enthusiasm. The chapter won the sustainable Think Chair donated by OpenSquare, as well as compost from Cedar Grove.
In addition to the chapter award, there were individual prizes awarded to the members who scored the most points. The grand prize winner of the individual section was David Garcia, a sophomore from Phi Kappa Psi, who earned a $200 gift certificate to PUBLIC Bikes. Peter Keckemet of Alpha Delta Phi took second place, and won two Seattle to Portland Ride passes that could be used in the Cascade Bicycling Club's June race. He said that he and his dad have been wanting to participate in the STP ride for a couple of years and now they are finally able to do so!
Throughout the event it was great to see how much the Greek Community cares about the environment and how many people were inspired to instill sustainable changes in their chapters. EcoReps is also grateful for the amount of time our members have spent helping to coordinate this event the past two quarters. We will be looking forward to putting on another competition next year!