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Kick Start Change with NWEI’s 2013 EcoChallenge!

e1375308461At Northwest Earth Institute, we often hear from people who are looking for ways to live more sustainably—in their local communities, on college campuses, within faith communities, and at work.

Good news: this October 15-30, our EcoChallenge gives you the perfect opportunity to take action with thousands of people, make a difference for the planet, and share the inspiring journey from “I should” to “I do.” Here’s how the EcoChallenge works.

First, you set one goal to reduce your environmental impact in one of five categories: water, energy, food, waste or transportation. The idea is to pick a stretch goal, something that takes you outside of your comfort zone and starts conversations with people around you. Then, for two weeks, you take action toward that goal.

We connect you with thousands of EcoChallengers to help make the process easier and more fun. In fact, most Ecochallengers discover that what starts as a two-week challenge leads to meaningful change.

Just ask Chantal Agnot, local restaurant owner in Portland, Oregon. In 2012, she locked up her car keys and ran her restaurant entirely by bicycle. From trips to the local seafood market for fresh crab to daily errands to the bank—her bike adventures got people talking! Twenty-three customers were inspired by her passion and took on their own EcoChallenge. In the end, Chantal discovered that by taking action in our own lives and inspiring the people around us, each of us contributes to a world of impact.

Chances are there’s already something on your “to-do” list for the planet —whether it’s replacing your lawn with a veggie garden, installing rain barrels, getting a bus pass or kicking your bottled water habit, it’s time to seize the moment and make it happen!

Learn more and choose your challenge today at: www.ecochallenge.org

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