Our workplace has joined the GreenHouse Games and we need your help to win!
The GreenHouse Games is an initiative of Sustainability Victoria and is being delivered by environmental company LESS (Low Energy Supplies and Services).
Join the sustainability journey with Energy Man, Water Woman, Recycle Girl, Bike Boy and Thermo the Wonder Dog!
The points households earn are based on the environmental outcome, how easy it is to take the action and how commonly the action is taken. Therefore the biggest points are earned for actions which result in greater environmental benefits, are harder to take and/or are less commonly taken.
The mission is for every Superhero household to achieve an annual saving of one tonne of greenhouse gases.
I’ll talk more about the prizes in a minute.
The website is designed to be very straightforward to use and reporting should only take 10-15 minutes a week.
You don’t have to have 5 members, you can even have just 1! However, with 5 you have a greater chance to win the prize of the greatest points per team.Have fun and choose a team name!
Many of the actions are free, so you don’t need to spend any money to participate in the Games. For actions that involve a purchase you generally need to add in your receipt details into the website when reporting.
The GreenHouse Games doesn’t penalise you if you’re already actively taking sustainable actions at home. There’s a survey at the start of the Games where you can report of what actions you’re already taking.
Some prizes are based on the number of points you earn, others are based on reporting your actions and going into a draw to win the prizes.
The GreenHouse Games can be a one size fits all program, or can be tailored to fit in with the way we work, and how we like to do things at our workplace. (You can take the opportunity here to discuss how to run the Games with your colleagues).
Start getting your team together and start thinking of a team name!
Register now so you can see what your sustainable action options are and start preparing for the ones you can take to become a GreenHouse Superhero!
Workplace - Greenhouse Games - Coordinators
GreenHouse Games Challenge 2010<br />
Who is delivering GreenHouse Games?<br />Sustainability Victoria is an agency of the Victorian Government which facilitates and promotes the sustainable use of resources<br /> LESS (Low Energy Supplies and Services ) is an environmental company that has been delivering energy and water saving programs and products since 2001<br /> LESS is delivering the GreenHouse Games on behalf of Sustainability Victoria<br />
What is the Challenge?<br />A fun, fully supported online program for all of us to take sustainable actions at home to become GreenHouse Heroes!<br />
What is the Challenge?<br /> For every Superhero action taken at home, each participating household earns points for their workplace and workplace team. The workplace and team with the most points wins!<br />
Why participate?<br /> It’s all about helping the environment, saving money on utility bills and having fun while doing it!<br />
The Challenge process<br />Sign up your household and either join an existing team or start your own.<br />Households then take actions by changing habits and creating a greener home.<br />You have 8 weeks to earn points and contribute to your team and workplace total. <br />Chances to win daily prizes, weekly theme prizes and a grand prize.<br />Continue to live a greener life and become a GreenHouse superhero.<br />
What’s involved?<br /><ul><li>Easy/user-friendly website, easy to register
Become a GreenHouse Superhero Household saving the planet</li></li></ul><li>The role of the team<br />Each workplace can have several teams, with up to 5 members<br />A team captain should be appointed to motivate the team and liaise with your workplace coordinator/s<br />Each team needs a name and you can choose to upload a team photo or image onto the website<br />There are team prizes to be won (across all workplaces)<br />
Types of actions households can take<br />Lots of actions to choose from to reduce electricity, water, waste and transport fuel. Many are free to do, others have a cost. Some are easy and others harder. Eg:<br /><ul><li> Adjust the thermostat on heaters
Put a ‘no junk mail’ sticker on your letterbox
Recycle electronic goods you no longer need</li></li></ul><li>Already a green household?<br />There’s a choice of 66 actions you can take – we’re sure you’ll be able to find a few actions you can still take<br />If you’re already taking some of the actions, points for these will be allocated to you at the end of the Games!<br />Spread the GreenHouse Superhero word by becoming a Team Leader and recruit 4 of your colleagues into your team and show others what they can do to become a GreenHouse Superhero too<br />
Prizes and awards<br />Winning workplaces – branded bike & GreenPower for your next event <br />Household and team prizes - Bunnings vouchers, Bokashi bin, solar backpack, keep cups and more<br />
Personalise the Games for our workplace<br /><ul><li>Have a competition between departments and/or states?
Share our GreenHouse Superhero journey over morning tea and learn from each other?
Have fun and award some of our own categories?eg Extreme Green Award, The Accidental GreenHouse Hero Award...</li></li></ul><li>Timing<br />Register your household and team by 3rd September 2010<br />Challenge start date is 6th September 2010<br />The Challenge lasts 8 weeks<br />Challenge finish date is 5th November 2010<br />Main prizes presented in December 2010<br />
Register now!<br />Find a team and register your household using our workplace code [insert code]:<br />www.greenhousegames.vic.gov.au<br />For more information contact [insert coordinator details]<br />