Sustainability Competitions

Sustainable Brandeis hosts periodic sustainability competitions to engage the community in activities like energy reduction and recycling. Winners of competitions will have their name engraved on our custom trophy, designed by sculptor and artist Paul Belenky '14.


Past Competitions

Cross-Campus Sustainability Competition featuring SaveOhno, October 9-20, 2017


First place: Ex-Cable + Friends – 226,575 Ohno points

Second place: Green Beans – 203,955 Ohno points

Top 3 Users:​

​1. Meredith Levy: 28,120 points

2. Sage DeChiara: 27,380 points 

3. Tamar Moss: 26,830 points 

Freshmen vs. Sophomore Sustainability Smackdown: November 1-18, 2016


Energy: North Quad

Recycling rate: North Quad

Total waste reduction: Castle

Champions: Freshmen

Cross-Campus Competition: February 29 - March 13, 2016

Competing Buildings:

60 Turner St. (Winner)

480 Old South St.

Administration Complex 


Kutz Hall

Lown Center for Judaica Studies

Mandel Center for the Humanities

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center

Shiffman Humanities Center


Ziv-Ridgewood-Village Competition: March 7-20, 2016

Winner: Ridgewood

North vs. Massell, October 2015

Winner: Gordon Hall

Gordon Hall reduced its electricity usage by 10%! Read more about Gordon Hall's performance.