Take the Stairs Campaign!

On Earth Day, the web team launched a website for the EcoOpportunity Team’s “Take the Stairs” campaign.  Teams will attempt to climb an equivalent amount of feet in stairs to get them to the top of Mount McKinley (20,320 feet) by May 28, 2010.

The web application allowed teams of five to enter the contest during the registration period.  Thirty-two teams entered the contest.  Team members now log into the application daily and note the number of stairs that they have climbed for that day.  Stairs are converted to feet by the application, and team results appear dynamically on the bar chart on the contest home page.  Individual and team totals are also displayed dynamically in a frame on the right side of the screen.

David Hasting’s team GCD StairMasters took the early lead climbing 1575 feet in week 1 of the contest.  Captain Hastings led the way with 450 feet climbed.

Watch the race to the top ofMount McKinley over the next few weeks at:



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