Welcome to the EcoChallenge
We challenge you to choose 1 new action to reduce your impact and stick with it for 2 weeks. You pick your Challenge
and set a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you, your community and the planet.
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 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.
Discover Change, Together.
We believe the solution to the planet’s biggest challenges lies in the power of
EcoChallenge gives you the tools and inspiration to reduce your impact on the planet and contribute to a
healthy, vibrant, and sustainable future — while engaging your community and having fun in the process.
Our October EcoChallenge is free and open to everyone, everywhere. In the last year, over 10,000 people
participated in 25 countries. Starting this year, you can also use the power of the EcoChallenge platform to
create a custom Challenge to meet the needs and goals of your workplace, school, or community.
Powered by Northwest Earth Institute
EcoChallenge is part of a suite of educational and engagement offerings by the Northwest Earth Institute, a
nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR. For 23 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.
Northwest Earth Institute