HOW IT WORKSConnect. Reflect. Act.
EVERYDAY ACTIONS WITH A BIG IMPACT.
What is EcoChallenge.org?
EcoChallenge.org is a social change platform designed to positively shift the values and decisions individuals and organizations make about transportation, food, materials, energy use, and other lifestyle choices that drive emissions and environmental degradation. The platform is a trusted tool by sustainability leaders within businesses, schools, and communities to accomplish their ambitious engagement goals.
Why take EcoChallenge?
Common wisdom says it takes at least three weeks to change a habit: if you can stick with a new behavior for 21 days in a row, you’re a lot more likely to keep it up forever. EcoChallengers share their progress and earn points for taking action. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun. In the past two years, over 60,000 people from 101 countries have participated in the program with participation growing rapidly each year.
1. CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM
Connect with your network or join a Community Team to get started. Better yet, become a team captain for a new team in your workplace, school, or community!
2. SELECT YOUR ACTIONS
Choose at least one action that you can commit to doing for the duration of the challenge. There are plenty of actions to choose from so find the action(s) that matches your lifestyle and passions.
3.COMPLETE YOUR ACTIONS, EARN POINTS
Your Dashboard makes it easy to mark your actions complete! You’ll earn points for marking your actions complete, so make sure to do so, whether it is a daily action or a one-time action. Your points not only help you and your team win competitions with other teams, but they also demonstrate our collective impact!
4.SHARE YOUR STORY
After you’ve recorded your actions, post to the EcoChallenge feed to inspire others (you’ll also earn more points!). Feel free to share on social media as well! #EcoChallenge
5. SEE OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT ADD UP
Many small actions add up to real change! See how thousands of people acting together can have a positive impact on our community and the planet. Develop a new habit and see the impact of sustaining it beyond the challenge!
“I didn’t know that making a big difference in my world could be so easy and fun!”
– EcoChallenge Participant
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October EcoChallenge was our biggest yet!
16,615 October EcoChallengers came Together for Change and took 283,607 actions over the course of the 21-day sustainability program! As one participant reflected, "Knowing caring people are out there in the thousands was a powerful boost to my own personal efforts. Onward!"
1,500,000+ Actions don't happen without some help.
Many thanks to all our sponsors who support EcoChallenge!
For 26 years, EcoChallenge.Org (formerly Northwest Earth Institute) has given you a fun and social framework to talk about your relationship with the planet and to share in discovering new ways to live, work, create, and consume. We believe in change that works for you. We empower you with inspiration and tools to create positive action in your home, your community, your workplace, your school - your world. > > Learn More