NC State University’s Geospatial Graduate Student Organization (GGSO) engaged students across the Center for Geospatial Analytics community last week for a five-day challenge to make sustainable choices and earn points to win GGSO gear.
“The GGSO Earth Week Challenge was a huge success!” says Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Corey White, who organized the event to take place virtually on the mobile app Joulebug Enterprise.
Fifteen participants in friendly competition logged a total of 272 sustainability actions and saved 25 kg of waste from landfills, 388 kg of carbon dioxide and 1.4 thousand liters of water.
“The competition was very close for first and second place,” Corey says, “with Daniela Agostini pulling away with a photo finish win over Caroline Wood, and Anja Collette coming in third.” Each winner will receive a GGSO t-shirt, versatile cloth buff or headband.
Curious about the top five most logged sustainable actions? Participants in the challenge most often recorded:
- Water Off While Brushing
- Save a Flush
- Reusable Water Bottle
Thanks to the GGSO, challenge participants and all of the center community members who make sustainable choices every day!