New Campus EcoChallenge Launches This Week!

In 2017, faculty, students and staff on college campuses now have the opportunity to participate in NWEI’s new Campus EcoChallenge. Campus EcoChallenge gives you the flexibility to set your own event dates (run your Campus Challenge anytime between now and June) and is a great way to spark learning and action — on and off campus. Participants pick an action from our Challenges, which include Energy, Water, Food, Waste, Transportation, and more, and we track the impact. You can now engage students in a class, or campus-wide, to prove that small actions add up to real change.

Last fall, we were thrilled to have over 80 campus teams join our annual NWEI EcoChallenge. With over 260 participants, Mount Hood Community College was one of the most active campuses participating, diverting over 1,800 disposable cups and over 2,400 plastic bottles from the landfill, saving over 1,000 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, and conserving over 17,000 gallons of water! Here’s a preview of just a few of their impacts after the two week event:

You can join the Challenge with a class, team up with other students from your campus, or compete against other schools while you take action on the issues that you care about during the Campus EcoChallenge. We hope you’ll join us and spread the word!

*Want to take a closer look at what an EcoChallenge team page looks like and get a sense of possible impact and student and participant engagement? Click here. To register for the current Campus EcoChallenge, click here. Pricing for the Campus EcoChallenge is $5/participant when offered in conjunction with an NWEI course book, or $10/participant as a stand-alone program. Considering a broader initiative? Contact deborah@nwei.org if you’re interested in finding out about large group discounts.

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