Green Power Switch News
Rhodes College makes signing up for GPS even more rewarding.
Tracy Adkisson of the Facility Management group at Rhodes College offered a challenge to the staff and students: Make a difference by enrolling in Green Power Switch and purchasing blocks. To further encourage enrollment, she created a contest in which weekly drawings were held with everyone who had signed up for GPS automatically entered in the drawing. She solicited prizes from local attractions — zoo, theatre, etc. In addition, everyone who signed up received an energy-efficiency kit for their home that included compact fluorescent lightbulbs. The participation level was so high that additional drawings and prizes were required to reward those involved. A total of 73 blocks of Green Power were purchased. Ms. Adkisson managed this effort in conjunction with Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW). This example shows that with the right motivation and leadership, potential participants will take action and sign up. We congratulate Rhodes College and MLGW for a wonderful effort. For more information on this initiative or if you have an example of an ingenious college or distributor effort, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.