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County: Sign Up For The People’s EcoChallenge

on October 2, 2019 - 2:46pm
COUNTY News:
 
When you hear about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a plastic island that is more than twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean, or see smog when you drive into bigger cities, or hear about glaciers melting in Alaska, do you wonder if there are changes you can make in your daily life that would make a difference?
 
Are you looking for ways you can live more sustainably, reduce your impact, and improve your life, your community and the planet? Even small, personal actions can make a big impact.
 
Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Los Alamos County Green Team, and Zero Waste Los Alamos team invite the public to join the People’s EcoChallenge, Oct. 2-23. Using an online platform, participants choose a challenge and take action each day for three weeks.
 
There are many challenges to choose from in the areas of energy, waste, water, transportation, simplicity, community, health, nature or food, or individuals can design their own. Taking action on challenges, as well as building teams and sharing progress with others, helps participants accrue points.
 
The EcoChallenge is free and open to everyone. Participate individually, or build a team with your class, orchestra, church, coworkers, neighborhood, or bridge club. Challenge other Los Alamos teams and compete for the Travelling Trophy (ahem … currently homed by the Chamisa Elementary School Green Team). The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun. Find out how small actions can add up to real change for a healthy, vibrant and sustainable future!
 
To participate, sign up at peoples.ecochallenge.org or join one of the following community teams: Los Alamos – Environmental Sustainability Board, Los Alamos County Employees, Zero Waste LA.  
 
NOTE: If interested in entering the competition for individual and group prizes, list "Los Alamos, NM" under "Organization" when signing up. Check out Facebook.com/group/LAEcoChallenge for more information.

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