- Harvest rainwater
- Install greywater
- Hang a clothesline
- Get a home energy upgrade
- Convert your lawn to food
- Set up drip irrigation
- Bring your own mug
- Create your own project
Be inspired by great ideas here on the pledge form. Find easy steps and municipal rebate programs in our How-To Action Guides.
Our community stepped up with 2205 actions to grow food, save water, conserve energy and build community during last May’s East Bay Sustainability Challenge. This year’s Challenge is making more connections, fostering deeper impacts, highlighting projects already underway, and promoting our community resilience success stories.
Our 2014 goal is to register 3,000+ actions and at least 30 events in May that will make our East Bay communities beautiful, connected and resilient!
Right now, the community is coming alive with inspired individuals, schools, organizations, municipalities and businesses taking practical action in creating a more healthy, just and resilient future. Whether you plant a vegetable garden, go solar, get a home energy upgrade, convert your lawn into a water-sipping landscape, pledge to ride your bike twice a week, or help a neighbor on their project…every action counts!
Doing a lot already? Great! Inspire others to act or lend a hand. Participants will be taking actions such as installing greywater systems, planting gardens, joining a carpool or sheet mulching water-thirsty lawns. Small or large, every action counts! This is a pivotal moment for our planet, and the need for increased awareness and community-based, local solutions has never been greater.
The Community Resilience Challenge is more than a call to action – it will measure our collective impact based on actions registered. The Challenge inspires new actions and collaborations, while highlighting efforts already in motion to tell the story of our collective successes. Together we are creating a more resilient community, local economy, and food system, while reducing our use of water and energy. A more sustainable and resilient future is arising through our collective genius and each of our daily acts. Join us!
The website has details of special discounts and free gifts available to those who enter the Challenge, as well as a list of partners and sponsors… This is what’s happening in May 2014 - be part of the fun!