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Earth Week competition results are in!

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Many of the April 19-23 student-led Earth Week events required compiling information and calculating results. During Monday’s “Lights Out” event, students were asked to turn off their overhead dorm lights for one hour, 7-8 p.m. This single event saved 36,480 watts of electricity and 47.31 lbs. of carbon emissions. During the recycling competition on Wednesday, trash and recycling was collected from each dorm. Students in Schneller Hall had recycled the highest percentage (39.4) of all the trash that was collected from their dorm and won the contest. Here’s the breakdown by residence hall: Schneller: 39.4% Patterson & Ward: 33.7% Seager: 32.8% Student Village: 30% Res/Rec: 17.9% Seybert & Kimmel: 17.8% Rall & Geiger: 12.8% The winners of the SGA and Green Scene sponsored Eco-lympics included the team of Melissa Guido ’13, Brittney Kulbeda ’12, Amanda Marek ’13 and Sami Latta ’13. Students formed four-person teams and competed in the Recycle Dash Relay Race, Slow Bike Race featuring Cardinal Red Bikes, and created eco-friendly high fashion wear for a Project Runway style fashion show. Also on Thursday, a tree donated by SGA was planted next to the Res/Rec Center.  Pictured (l. to r.) is SGA acting president Molly Link ’11, treasurer Chris Smith ’10, co-secretary Marie Galvan ’10 and student life chair Whitney Van Hise ’12.