Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere for the last few years, you understand that Earth’s climate is changing — and not for the better.
Sadly, some of our political leaders still insist that it’s all a big fat lie.
They tell us the scientists are wrong.
That we shouldn’t believe what we see with our own eyes.
That we don’t have to change anything we’re doing and everything will still be OK.
You and I both know that’s not going to work! It’s time to roll up our sleeves and do what we can to make things a little better. And that’s where The Drawdown EcoChallenge comes in.
This is a partnership of EcoChallenge.org and Project Drawdown. The challenge runs from April 3 to April 24. It’s so easy to participate. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a big city, the suburbs, or out in the country. You can participate. And it doesn’t cost a dime to sign up.
You choose what you want to do from a whole range of options. Maybe you want to focus on food issues. Or transportation. Or electricity generation. Land use. Women and girls. Materials and more. There’s something for everyone here. You can act on your own or get some friends together and form a team. To make it even easier, you can opt for a one-time action or commit to a daily challenge.
Here’s what the organizers say:
“Together we’re taking action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Stretch your limits, earn points, and compete for prizes…like a video call with a Drawdown leader for the winning team! Take the challenge, and see how three weeks of action add up to a lifetime of change for you and the planet.”
Are you ready to stop feeling helpless about climate change? Then get busy. Take action. Get involved in The Drawdown EcoChallenge solutions! It’s simple. It doesn’t take a lot of time. And your actions will make a difference.
What’s not to love about that?
Here’s a just sampling of ways you can participate:
Keep track of the food you’re wasting and aim for cooking a zero-waste meal.
Start a compost bin.
Improve a bus stop in your area by picking up the trash, planting flowers, or building a shelter or bench.
Install a low-flow shower head in your bathroom.
Install LED light bulbs to save energy.
Complete an online energy audit.
Volunteer to help with a wetlands restoration project.
Plant some trees in your community, park, or backyard.
You can donate to a non-profit, watch a video, or read up on how biomass can be used to generate energy.
And much more.
With so many ways to make a difference, what are you waiting for?
Want to do step up and do more?
Become a team leader. Or get your school involved in making a difference. You and your team can earn points (see how easy it is). And there are some pretty nice prizes available if you need an extra incentive to participate. The top team earns $2,500 in prizes and the top school gets $2,000 in prizes. Not too shabby, eh?
Check out the Drawdown EcoChallenge right here.
So go on. . . stop procrastinating. Sign up. Do it now!
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Bonnie Pond is the founder of the 10,000 Butterflies Project and author of The Power of Three: How to be Happy and Get What You Want in Life (Without Doing Anything Illegal, Immoral, or Unethical) and Unlock Your Creativity: 30 Days to a More Creative YOU!