Earth Day Ecochallenge
This April I decided to participate in the Earth Day Ecochallenge. Ecochallenge is a platform for changemakers to develop habits and take actions that will result in environmental and social good. Everyday you are presented with a few actions, for April these actions were tailored to focus on environmental change. The goal of the challenge is to check in as often as possible in the month of April and complete as many actions as you can. The Ecochallenge website tracks every action that is completed, and by the end of the month you can see the positive impact you have made on the environment.
“Earth Day Ecochallenge connects you to a global community of advocates and changemakers, each doing what we can, in ways that are most relevant to us, to make this great spinning dot we call home a healthier, more equitable, more sustainable place.”
Due to the pandemic, school is now online, and students have been struggling with the lack of community that school provides. When I was introduced to the Earth Day Ecochallenge, I immediately thought it would be a great way to connect the student body while also learning about the environment. So, I created a team for my school on the Ecochallenge website and invited the entire school house to participate. Students, faculty, and administrators joined the challenge. Together, after a month of small actions, we saved up to 228 gallons of water, 98 plastic bottles, 6 pounds of CO2, and so much more. All it took was reaching out to my community and sharing a cool idea. You should do it too! Join Team FXB at the Drawdown Ecochallenge https://drawdown.ecochallenge.org/.