Greek girls kick off green challenge

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Greek girls kick off green challenge

As part of their green cup challenge, sorority members held a “Trashion Fashion Show,” using recycled materals to design outfits, sponsored by ATHICA—the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Above, Gamma Phi Betas Jeanna Heard (left), an environmental economics and management major from Canton, Ga., and Kendall Forward, a journalism and international affairs major from Potomac, Md., tweak an outfit made of trash bags, kitchen gloves, cupcake wrappers, tinfoil, aluminum cans and newspapers prior to the show.

Photo by: DOT PAUL

UGA sororities kicked off their first Sorority Green Cup Challenge this spring in an effort to reduce energy, water and waste and to increase recycling. The challenge among the 12 Panhellenic sororities and their houses is an outgrowth of UGA residence halls’ annual Green Cup Challenge held each fall. To determine the winner of the Sorority Green Cup, the total energy and water usage from the month will be compared to each sorority’s average consumption for the past three years. The sorority that shows the most improvement will win the competition. Learn more about sustainability initiatives on the UGA campus at www. sustainability.uga.edu.