The Drawdown EcoChallenge closely follows solutions highlighted in the New York Times bestseller, Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exist. The Drawdown EcoChallenge provides the tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives participants a fun and social way to reduce carbon and reverse climate change, one of the biggest threats to our planet and to future generations.
“All of life is comprised of self-organizing systems and the Drawdown EcoChallenge is exactly that—people coming together to share, learn, support, imagine, and innovate for a better world. We are honored to be a part of this significant and brilliant initiative,” shared Project Drawdown Executive Director Paul Hawken.
The idea is simple: EcoChallengers choose their challenge, set their goals, and then take action for three weeks during the month of April. The social support created by participating with thousands of others, along with friendly competition and earning points for success, help to turn actions into positive habits. The ultimate goal is for EcoChallengers to discover taking action to reduce their impact and improve their communities is simpler than they thought, and more sustainable in the long-term.
Drawdown EcoChallenge is free and open to everyone. The event will be held April 4-25th – and registration is now open. Participants can sign up as a team captain and engage their workplace, school, neighborhood or community, or join the Drawdown EcoChallenge Community Team. We invite anyone looking to make an impact or dive deeper into living sustainably to join the movement at drawdown.ecochallenge.org.