HOW IT WORKSConnect. Reflect. Act.
SMALL ACTIONS ADD UP TO REAL CHANGE
What is the EcoChallenge?
We challenge you to choose actions to reduce your impact and stick with it for the duration of the challenge. You design your Challenge and set a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you, your community and the planet.
Why take the EcoChallenge?
The EcoChallenge is an opportunity to change your life for good. Common wisdom says it takes at least two weeks to change a habit: if you can stick with a new behavior for 14 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.
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. CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE
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 perfect one that matches your lifestyle and passions.
3. TAKE ACTION + TRACK YOUR IMPACT
Your Dashboard makes it easy to track your progress, share your stories, connect with other EcoChallengers, and discover new ways to take action.
4. EARN POINTS + SHARE YOUR STORY
You’ll earn points for logging your actions each day of the challenge — your points help you win competitions with other teams and demonstrate our collective impact! After you’ve recorded your actions, post to the EcoChallenge feed to inspire others (you’ll also earn more points!).
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
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!"
1,000,000+ Actions don't happen without some help.
Many thanks to all our sponsors who support EcoChallenge!
For 25 years, we have 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