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Final Days Of 'Smackdown' Challenge
Durham, NC - Green Devil Smackdown, the team-based sustainability competition, concludes Friday - the last chance for Duke community members to finalize outstanding quizzes or sustainable actions.
The competition has featured eight rounds of one-question quizzes along with "Green Devil Challenges" that have asked participants to donate items to the Duke Free Store, volunteer at the Duke Campus Farm, attend an Earth month event and more.
Nearly 1,200 students and employees are taking part in the Smackdown as members of 63 teams.
"It's exciting to know there are so many people at Duke committed to reducing their carbon footprint as part of the Smackdown," said Casey Roe, outreach coordinator for Sustainable Duke. "All of these small, individual actions will add up to help Duke become carbon neutral by 2024."
The team that earns the highest average points per participant will be crowned champion and receive a custom-designed Green Devil championship belt, among other prizes like a congratulatory letter from Duke President Richard H. Brodhead.
In addition, a random drawing will be held at the end of the competition to award grand prizes to three individuals who participated in four of seven rounds of the competition. Prizes include an Amazon Kindle, bicycle and tickets to Duke basketball games.
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