Competitions and Events

Fall Events

Game Day Recycling

From September through November, schools across the nation participate in the Game Day Recycling Challenge, competing to divert the most waste from being thrown away at football games.


Spring Events

Brown Unplugged

It's time to DO IT IN THE DARK!  

Get ready for Brown's 4th Annual Dorm Energy competition! 


Brown Unplugged: Do It in Dark pits 14 dorm clusters against eachother in an EPIC 3-week battle to save energy! Registered students from the dorm with the largest energy reduction during the competition will get to have pizza with President Christina Paxson and will automatically be entered to win a FREE BIKE! 

Register HERE! 

Check the Dashboard to see how well your dorm is doing! Better yet, set the dashboard as your homepage so you can get up to the minute results!

Questions? Learn how Do It in the Dark works on the Brown Unplugged FAQs page!

Brown Unplugged is brough to you by EcoReps, in partnership with ResLife,  the Energy and Environment Office and Benny's.

Frequently Asked Questions


Clean Break

Brown generates over 100 tons of trash during move out each year. You can help Facilities Management reduce the tonnage by donating usable items you won't be taking home.


On Friday, May 10, Facilities Management and the EcoReps will place blue rolling containers at the entrance to each dorm. Place your donations of clothes, shoes, household items, linens, and unopened food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies in these containers. Large donations (such as TVs and furniture) can be put in the Clean Break corrals located at Emery-Wooley, lower Hughes Court and lower Patriot Court.

Students located at New Pembroke, Keeney Quad, Grad Center, and Young Orchard / Perkins have been provided with large Goodwill containers, which are located in convenient out-of-doors adjacent locations.

Donations will be picked up through May 28 by Goodwill and by The Furniture Bank, which partners with 85 social agencies in Rhode Island.

All recyclables (paper, notebooks, cans, bottles, tupperware) can be placed in the blue recycling bins in your dorm's Recycling Center.   Check out the Recycling page for more information on what is and isn't recyclable. 

If your dorm's recycling center has closed for the year (May 13th for select dorms) please take all trash and recycling to the dumpsters located near the entrance to your building.