Sustainability at Lewis

Come Clean, Go Green

Competition Rules & Regulations

The Come Clean, Go Green competition is a program dedicated to helping make Lewis a more sustainable campus with ideas from Lewis Students across all disciplines. The program is sponsored each year by the Lewis University Sustainability Council. The winning proposal will receive a $300 cash prize!

The 2017 theme is Don’t Be Wasteful – Ideas on ways to save water, energy and waste.

Competition Rules

Each proposal should be a 3-5 page plan with the following sections: cover page, table of contents, introduction and explanation of need on campus, plan of implementation, how you will use the $600 budget, conclusion, and a list of any sources used. This can be an individual or team effort, however all proposals must include a Lewis Faculty or Staff advisor. You must attend the award ceremony in order to receive a prize.

Judging

Proposals will be blindly judge by a panel of faculty and staff members on the Lewis University Sustainability Council. New for 2017, the panel will determine a first place winner only, who will receive a $300 reward and up to $600 to implement their proposal. All those who submit a proposal will also be eligible to receive the Student Choice Award during the Award Ceremony. The winning Student Choice proposal will receive a $100 cash prize

Dates

Proposals are due by 3/31/2017 and should be submitted online on the “Submissions” tab on the lewisu.edu/sustainability page. The winner will be announced at the 2017 Awards Ceremony which will be held on April 25th from 12:30pm-2pm in the D’Arcy Great Room in the Sancta Alberta Chapel.

Note: You must attend the award ceremony to receive a prize.

Questions

Winning proposals from previous years can be found below. If you have any additional questions about the competition please contact one of the 2017 organizers:

Previous Winners

2016 Winners
1st Place: Implementing Efficient Laminar-Flow Showerheads
2nd Place: Drip Irrigation: Saving Plants and Water Alike
3rd Place: Moisture Sensitive Sprinkler System

2015 winners
1st place: Monarch butterfly
2nd place: Compostable cutlery
3rd place: Apple trees

2014 winners
1st place: Solar shed
2nd place: Lewis flyer gas tan
3rd place: Energy saving tablet computing

2013 winners
1st place: Zero waste
2nd place: Eco-plan
3rd place: Vermicomposting