Welcome to the 2013 MIT Earth Day Challenge!

Starting Saturday April 20, 2013, you’ve got just over a week to be crowned the EARTH DAY CHAMPION and win the grand prize of $250. Challenge runs ’til April 28th, so get your green on!


Step 1: Register hereearth_day_logo2013 to be eligible to win prizes and stay up to date on the latest Earth Day Challenge info!

Step 2: Peruse the Action Projects and map out which ones you plan to do! Some are scheduled events and some you can do at home or on the go!

Step 3: GO GREEN, MIT! Starting April 20th, complete as many Action Projects as you can!

NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS: Challenge ends Sunday, April 28th. Make sure to follow the instructions for each project so that your points are logged. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win awesome, green prizes. Get the most points and become the MIT Earth Day Champion for the grand prize of $250.

Winners will be announced via email the week of April 28th, 2013. Good luck!

Earth Day 2013 – Get Ready for the Challenge to Begin

This year’s Challenge begins on Saturday, April 20th, 2013. Stay tuned for more information! Action projects will be announced early April.

Get ready to go green, MIT!

Want to participate in this yeabiker’s challenge and be eligible to win prizes? Sign up early here.

Want to sponsor an action project? Fill out this form for more information.


Earth Day 2012 Challenge–a success!

2012 MIT Earth Day Challenge Winners

The winners of the 2012 MIT Earth Day Challenge celebrate with their newly awarded green prizes. Pictured from left to right, back row: Michelle Miller, Weiija Zhang, and Gracie Dorneus; front row: Irene Hu, Jennifer Apell, and Niamh Kelly. Photo: Melody Craven

Thanks to all of the participants, sponsors, and organizers who contributed to the first MIT Earth Day Challenge! With 97 participants and 32 Action Projects, the Challenge was a great success. Many turned out at the Earth Day Bash on April 26th to celebrate our collective achievements as well as six winners who received green prizes for earning the most green points during the Challenge. Congratulations to the following winners:

  • 6th Place- Niamh Kelly, Staff, 55 green points
  • 5th Place- Gracie Dorneus, Staff, 70 green points
  • 4th Place- Michelle Miller, Staff, 112 green points
  • 3rd Place- Irene Hu, Student, 126 green points
  • 2nd Place- Weijia Zhang, Staff, 155 green points
  • 1st Place $500 GRAND PRIZE- Jennifer Apell, Student, 188 green points (!)

We appreciate all who provided constructive feedback about this pilot Challenge. We’ll be working during the off-season to make improvements for an even better program next year. Stay tuned for information on the 2013 Earth Day Challenge, and keep up your great working at greening the campus and community in the meantime.

Thanks again for taking action, earning points, and winning prizes!