We know change can be tough, and sometimes it takes a kick-start to make it happen. And that is exactly what we are gearing up with the EcoChallenge here at the Northwest Earth Institute: giving you and your family, friends and colleagues a way to kick-start new habits that are good for you and good for Earth.
Registration is now underway for the 2014 EcoChallenge. The EcoChallenge is an annual event; each October we challenge people to choose one action to reduce their impact and stick with it for two weeks.
Individuals and teams pick a category—water, trash, energy, food, transportation or civic engagement—and set a goal that stretches their comfort zone. (Check out these inspiring stories from participants, and our EcoChallenge videos if you need an idea of what to take on for your challenge this year.) After taking on their challenge for two weeks, nearly everyone finds that there are aspects of their challenge that have become a habit — they’ve changed for good.
Who should join? You!
The EcoChallenge is open to anyone who would like to make a commitment to living a little lighter on Earth. Create a team at work or on campus, and invite your friends and family to participate with you. Camaraderie, friendly peer pressure and fun raffle prizes make change a little easier, and a lot more fun.
We look forward to hearing what your EcoChallenge will be!
Deborah McNamara is Director of Organizational Partnerships for the Northwest Earth Institute.