CU-Boulder students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to use One Million Acts of Green -- an online sustainability tool and social network that allows participants to build and track sustainability plans, measure the individual and collective impacts of their actions, and share their progress among Facebook friends and Twitter followers.
There are more than 100 acts of green from which to choose, from taking public transit instead of driving, to carrying a reusable water bottle, and eating vegetarian at least once a week. As actions are completed or committed to on the site, both individual and collective reductions in carbon footprint, energy and water use are tallied and displayed.
In support of CU-Boulder's One Million Acts of Green, the Campus Sustainability office will match each new participant (up to 500 students and up to 500 faculty and staff), putting $10 toward campus sustainability projects. That could total up to $10,000 in additional funding.
The platform has been used since February as part of CU-Boulder's annual EcoStar Challenge, a competition between residence hall residents to reduce water, steam and electricity consumption and increase recycling. This year's EcoStar Challenge concludes on April 12 with cash prizes to the top three leading residence halls. Updated standings are available on the One Million Acts of Green site.