connecting the dots
We connect the dots between your actions and our collective impact to create more environmental and social good.
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Here are stories of everyday people who transformed their intentions into actions, and activated change where they live, work, gather, and share.
Drawdown Ecochallenge winners
In Spring 2018, 512 students and staff from Asheville High School in North Carolina won the Drawdown Ecochallenge with the goal to have every Environmental Science student on campus be able to identify, communicate and practice concrete actions that reverse global warming.
Individual action can create significant impact.
Since 2006, Betty Shelley and her husband Jon have produced just one 35-gallon garbage can of trash a year. Although they are Master Recyclers, Betty and Jon did not get to one can of garbage a year through recycling alone. They practice the “3 Rs” of reducing, reusing, and recycling, and they’ve added a few more “Rs” along the way.
In 2018 and 2019, Ecochallenge.org partnered with Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and Calgary Zoo representing a coalition of 60+ zoos and aquariums across North America to offer Plastic Free Ecochallenge. Inspired by the Australian initiative, Plastic Free July, the two events brought together 20,478 people to take action on single-use plastics.
It takes learning and practice to solidify environmentally and socially good habits.
Choices for Sustainable Living provides participants a powerful opportunity to explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives.
Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability connects the dots between three of society’s most pressing challenges and helps participants find pathways for powerful change in our everyday lives.
A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World connects our individual values and actions to the larger picture and helps us to find power to make real change in our lives, communities, and in the world at large.
Preview the first session of Choices for Sustainable Living.
Inspired by the Australian-founded initiative, Plastic Free Ecochallenge is a month-long effort for all of us to shift …
In April students from Asheville High school in Asheville, North Carolina wowed us with their performance in Drawdown E…