AWARENESS PAYS OFF WITH SUSTAINABILITY GAME SHOW
Increase your green IQ and get paid by entering
the first ever “Who Wants to Be an (Eco-) Millionaire?” contest
hosted by Green UH. Students from the College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences (CLASS) have the first opportunity to study
up on sustainability trivia and win cash and prizes.
“We want this event to increase sustainability literacy, explore
sustainability through subjects students are interested in and
have fun while doing it!” said Leah Wolfthal, sustainability
coordinator for UH University Services. “We chose to focus on
liberal arts for the first game show because, unlike the
sciences or business, with a few notable exceptions, those
disciplines are often left out of the discussion of our
interaction with sustainability thinking.”
“Who Wants to Be an (Eco-) Millionaire?” will put CLASS
students’ sustainability knowledge to the test on October 18
from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the UC Houston Room. Contestants will
compete to win a top cash prize of $1,000! Each contestant will
be asked a maximum of 15 multiple choice questions about
sustainability on campus, in general, or related to their major.
The contestant will have 60 seconds to answer the question
correctly before they can move on. Just as in the game show on
television, prizes will depend on the level reached by the
contestant. Also, contestants can enlist the help of three
chosen friends who must also sign up prior to the contest.
To be eligible to compete, students must be enrolled in at least
one class in CLASS and/or have a declared major in the college.
Sign ups are open from September 1 through October 5 for
contestants and their “friends”
Guests are also welcome to order tickets online prior to the
event or up until the evening of the contest. There will be a $5
entrance fee at the door the day of the event.
Contestants will be chosen at random and called up onstage as
the host puts them in the “hot seat” as the questions pop up on
a projector screen. To add to the drama, music composed by one
of our very own UH students will be heard throughout the show.
For more information on “Who Wants to Be an (Eco-)Millionaire?”,
click here for a list
of prizes and game rules. Everyone is invited to come watch the
fierce competition and learn about sustainability!