Green Games Programming Ideas
Green Games Programming Ideas! Click to enlarge.

Green Games is a student-led environmental competition between the UNC housing communities with the goal of promoting sustainable behavior and environmental education.

Residents can earn points for their communities by participating in programs, contests, and events organized by their community’s student leaders.
Earth DayAnyone can participate! Already hosted a Green Games Program? Submit a program form and earn points for your community!

Program Themes

Check out the monthly program theme for September!

Get ready to earn some points!

Bonus Points!

  • For each event you host, you’ll earn the number of points specified in the chart above, along with +2 points per resident in attendance!
  • Earn 30 points for every resident who has a “green certified” dorm room — contact EcoReps for details!
  • Earn 5 points per program by sending photos of your event to
  • Stay tuned for details on special CONTESTS!
  • Do a program that corresponds with the Monthly Program Theme for an extra thirty points!
  • When RA’s and Sustainability Officers attend monthly or biweekly meetings for Green Games, they earn extra points!

Connect With Green Games

Examples of Awesome Programs

In-Community Programs

DIY Crafts

  • Make valentines out of recycled paper, repurpose old tshirts, decorate your own reusable shopping bag… Get creative!

Food Theme

  • Invite FLO Foods or another organization to present about the importance of eating local and organic
  • Host your own “cooking show” focused on sustainable cooking and eating!
  • Reduce food waste by creating “recycled recipes” out of leftover meals or ingredients


  • Host a presentation on sustainable transportation methods–provide information on bus routes, invite a representative to speak about Tar Heel Bikes, plan a walking tour of Chapel Hill/Carrboro, etc.

Guest Speakers

  • Invite a guest speaker or representative from an environmental organization or student group (hint, hint) to talk about a special topic

Game or Activity

  • Host an “Environmental Trivia Night”
  • Plan a scavenger hunt to find wasted sources of energy on campus
  • Rent a projector and show an environmental-themed film or documentary
Service Projects
Pledge or Floor Drive
  • Have a group of residents take the Carolina Green Pledge at one of your events–contact the Sustainability Office for more info!
  • Create a pledge (with the help of your residents) about energy and water conservation, waste reduction, etc. and then have students sign it and distribute it to their friends!
  • Host a hard-to-recycle items drive for items such as batteries, styrofoam, electronics, or flourescent bulbs. Contact OWRR and EHS for help!
On-Campus Event

Take a group of students to attend an event on campus–a great idea for a program you don’t have to plan!

  • Lecture by a guest speaker about environmental/sustainability issues
  • Indoor or outdoor screening of an environmental-themed movie or documentary
  • Sustainability Social or other event featuring environmental groups on campus
  • Earth Week events such as Swap Shop or a Sustainable Art Exhibit
BYO Programs

Aim to make EVERY program a BYO program (when applicable)!

  • Ice cream social where residents bring their own bowls and spoons
  • Pizza party where residents bring their own plates (including information on how to recycle/compost pizza boxes!)
  • Sustainable cooking class where residents bring their own plates, utensils, and ingredients to make “recycled recipes”!

Green Games Standings

Community Points
Connor 474
PArker 456
OCUQ 265
Manning West 36
Cobb 0
Hinton James 0
Craige 0
Ehringhaus 0
Kenan 0
Morrison 0
Carmichael 0
Granville 0
Ram Village 0
Manning East 0
Community Points
Hinton James 7881
Parker 7443
Craige 2798
Connor 2579
Cobb 1664
OCLQ 1144
Manning West 1045
OCUQ 891
Ehringhaus 882
Kenan 803
Morrison 770
Carmichael 503
Granville 380
Ram Village 280
Manning East 200
Community Points
Connor 4585
Manning West 2068
OCUQ 1906
OCLQ 1649
Craige 916
Hinton James 863
Manning East 549
Morrison 443
Kenan 401
Carmichael 349
Cobb 322
Granville 70
Ram Village 15
Parker 0
Odum Village 0
Ehringhaus 0
Community Points
Connor 2876
OCLQ 1656
Ehringhaus 1571
OCUQ 1409
Parker 1171
Morrison 918
Kenan 876
Granville 627
Manning West 508
Craige 504
Hinton James 376
Carmichael 243
Cobb 67
Manning East 62
Odum Village 0
Ram Village 0
Baity Hill 0

Green Games Intern

Your resource for any questions, concerns, or comments about Green Games.

Katherine Bell

Meet your Community’s Sustainability Officer!-TBD

The Sustainability Officer will be your residence hall’s resource for any information regarding Green Games, recycling, composting, and waste reduction.

RHA’s Director of Sustainable Projects


Henderson Beck