connecting the dots
We connect the dots between your actions and our collective impact to create more environmental and social good.
April 1 - 22, 2020 | The year 2020 sets the precedent for the progress that can take hold when millions of people come together to demand and take action for a better shared world. Join this global moment, and take action with us.
2nd edition is now available!
We've revised one of our most popular discussion courses, Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability, to offer a wider spectrum of voices and stories. Connect the dots between three of society’s most pressing challenges with this discussion course to guide you.
actions taken for deepening equity
Here are stories of everyday people who transformed their intentions into actions, and activated change where they live, work, gather, and share.
“It is globally agreed that botanical gardens are incredibly important to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” Joyce says. “We know that our reliance on single use plastics and fossil fuels needs to decline. These things end up in the wrong places – in waterways, affecting fish and birds and mammals. Ecosystem damage also damages plants. Humans can’t live without plants. That’s why it was really important to us to get involved this year.”
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.
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.
In April students from Asheville High school in Asheville, North Carolina wowed us with their performance in Drawdown E…
Since 2006, Betty Shelley and her husband Jon have produced just one 35-gallon garbage can of trash a year. Although th…
Our People's Ecochallenge 2019 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this Ec…
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