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(L-r) Eboni Church, Lennea Davis, Madeline Porter all of Jenkins Hall; DSU President Harry L. Williams, Eboni Wimbush of Johnson Controls, and Evers Hall's Rie Green, Diamond Wade, Megan; along with Chanel Paul, president of the DSU Green Ambassadors, gather to launch the start of the Green Games.

  Jenkins and Evers Hall Compete in Green Games Competition

The students of Evers and Jenkins residence halls are facing off in DSU’s first-ever Green Games competition in which the dormitory that is the most energy efficient and shows the most passion for environmental responsible practices will win the contest.

(L-r) Bob Steele of Johnson Controls; Vita Pickrum, DSU Sustainability Committee chair; Amir Mohammadi, DSU executive vice president; Judy Mouton and Lisa Brown of Johnson Controls; Carolyn Curry, vice president of Institutional Advancement; and Eboni Wimbush of Johnson Controls, gathered to take part in the Green Games announcement on March 19 in the MLK Student Center on campus.

Between March 19 and April 18, the amount of electricity used will be measured in each residential hall. Students will work to reduce its energy consumption by unplugging electric components in the residential hall for at least an hour each day.

Evers and Jenkins will also be judged by its use of social media to promote green practices as well as its attendance at a March 22 green lecture by Dr. Bradley Skelcher, DSU associate provost.

The Green Games are being jointly coordinated by the University and Johnson Controls, a company that has installed technological enhancements at DSU over the last couple of years that has resulted in energy reductions and savings for the University.

“It is a great opportunity for students to take an active part in DSU’s Go Green efforts and to show some pride being environmental steward,” said Vita Pickrum, the chair of the DSU Sustainability Committee.

The energy efficiency performance of Evers and Jenkins throughout the one-month competition can be monitored by going to www.bedashboard.com/kiosk/54.

The winning residential hall will be announced on Earth Day, April 18 and will receive a prize to be determined by the University by the end of the competition.