‘WHO WANTS TO BE AN ECO-MILLIONAIRE?’ PUT STUDENTS’ GREEN IQ TO THE TEST
students put themselves in the “hot seat” for the first ‘Who
Wants to Be An Eco-Millionaire?’ game show hosted by Green UH on
October 18, 2011. Each contestant did their best to answer
sustainability trivia to work their way up to a grand prize of
Green UH transformed the multipurpose room in Oberholtzer Hall
into a game show set for the Tuesday evening competition. The
game show host, Leah Wolfthal a.k.a. Program Coordinator for
Sustainability, drew out names of contestants at random and
called them up on stage to take their turn at winning prizes.
Each contestant did their best to work their way through 15
questions in order to win the coveted grand prize.
Wolfthal presented the question and answer choices on a screen
designed to resemble the actual television game show graphics.
Difficulty of the questions increased as the contestant moved on
to the next level. The value of prizes also increased with each
level. The topics covered trivia regarding sustainable programs
on campus, such as Hertz on Demand car sharing program or the
Community Learning Agricultural Sustainability Program (C.L.A.S.P.),
to trivia about broader topics such as global programs or energy
For the first edition of ‘Who Wants to Be An Eco-Millionaire?’,
11 contestants took their chances at winning the cash prize.
Each one was allowed three “friends” to ask to for help if they
didn’t know the answer to the question. However, only 2
contestants made it to the eighth question, the furthest of all
contestants. Carlos Lozano, an entrepreneurship freshman, and
William Pham, a kinesiology junior, tied for the top spot.
But students will have another chance to test their green IQ and
win the grand prize! The next edition of ‘Who Wants to Be An
Eco-Millionaire?’ is in the works and is currently planned to
take place at the end of November 2011. Green UH is currently
reaching out to Bauer groups and other student organizations who
may be interested in participating in the next edition which
will have business-focused questions on sustainability.
For more information on the next edition of ‘Who Wants to Be An
Eco-Millionaire?’ or Green UH, visit