The folks at Sustainable Ballard are putting out the call to locals looking to live more sustainably and make a difference.
Sustainable Ballard has a team in this year’s NW Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge and they are inviting locals to join.
What is the EcoChallenge you may ask? Every October, NWEI challenges you to choose one action to reduce your impact and stick with it for two weeks. You pick a category — water, trash, energy, food, transportation or civic engagement — and set a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you and the planet.
Why take the EcoChallenge? The EcoChallenge is an opportunity to change your life for good. Common wisdom says it takes 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 online and earn points for succeeding. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun.
Examples of EcoChallenges that have been undertaken include saving waster by taking shorter showers, taking public transport and not using your car and cutting down household trash.
Register today and join your neighbors on the Sustainable Ballard team who are taking action on behalf of the Earth!