* WHO :* Residents of Arnold Hall, winner of West Virginia Universitys 2008 Ecolympics; Randy Hudak, assistant vice president, Facilities Management; other WVU officials, including representatives from the WVU Environmental Conservation Awareness Now (WE CAN ) program and Center for Civic Engagement
* WHAT :* Ecolympics celebration and award presentation, pizza party
* WHEN :* Thursday, Jan. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.; award presentation at 6 p.m.
* WHERE :* Arnold Hall, TV lounge
* DETAILS :* The WE CAN Ecolympics is an annual competition, challenging students in the residence halls to save energy and collect recycled materials. Halls were awarded points based on energy conservation figures, amount of recycled materials collected and results from a scavenger hunt and trivia quiz. The 2008 Ecolympics also included a new campus facilities challenge, which was won by the Communications Building staff.
* OTHER SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS :* WE CAN facilitated by WVU Facilities Management, the Office of Sustainability and the Center for Civic Engagementis the Universitys initiative to increase recycling and conservation efforts across the WVU campus.
Programs include a recycling program at each of the Universitys buildings; the Mountaineers Recycle program, which collects recyclable materials from tailgaters at Mountaineer Field and fans at the Coliseum; the annual Blue and Gold Mine Sale, a huge yard sale with items donated by students and employees that benefits the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties; and the Ecolympics.
To learn more about WE CAN and WVU s sustainability efforts, go to http://wecan.wvu.edu/ . There people can also take the Universitys sustainability pledge and read about WVU s Sustainable and Renewable Energy Grants Program.