Actsmart Carbon Challenge
The Carbon Challenge is a great way to get involved in becoming more sustainable. It's an easy-to-use tool designed to help all ACT residents become more sustainable in their daily lives. Different challenges are up for grabs and each has great tips and advice on how to complete them. They're all self nominated and a whole lot of fun. With each challenge, you compete against yourself, your friends or a team from work or your community and earn emission savings for your efforts.
In August 2016 the challenge is on for ACT Primary schools and by challenge, we mean Carbon Challenge!
The schools listed below have registered to participate. If your school is listed, they need your support!
There are terrific prizes up for grabs for schools and students. By participating in a few simple challenges for the month of August, you put your school in the running to WIN!
Every household that signs up receives a terrific activity kit to help students complete the challenges...The best thing…it’s all FREE!
Ready to join your school’s team?
Click the ‘Register now’ button below and complete the details to get started.
Follow the step-by-step instructions on the back of the registration card received from your school...It’s that easy!
Didn’t get one?...No problems!
Click here for instructions on how to join.
Don't see your school listed? Take this information sheet to your school and invite them to register before 30 June 2016.
Amaroo Primary, Aranda Primary, Arawang Primary, Brindabella Christian College - Primary, Canberra Girls Grammar - Primary, Curtin Primary, Hawker Primary,
Holy Family Primary, Kingsford Smith School - Primary, Latham Primary, Lyneham Primary, Maribyrnong Primary, Palmerston Primary, Red Hill Primary, St Michael's Primary, Taylor Primary
For more information:
Call: 13 22 81
View full terms and conditions of the competition. (revised 17 June 2016)
History of the Challenge
The development of the Carbon Challenge has been a joint effort between the ACT Government and the Canberra Environment Centre, who first started the project in 2012 through an ACT Climate Change grant. The project was popular with Canberra residents, with hundreds of households committing to reduce their personal carbon emissions over a period of 12 months. Using this successful model, the challenge has been updated to form part of the Actsmart sustainability hub – helping ACT residents get involved in reducing their carbon footprint and ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for our city.
How it works
- Set your challenges
- Receive advice and tips on how to complete your challenges
- Accumulate emission savings when you complete your challenges
- Share your results with friends and move up the Carbon Challenge leaderboard all the while helping the environment and potentially saving money!
Browse the Challenges
Select from a wide range of challenges available covering energy, water, waste, food, transport and community. Most challenges earn you emission savings whilst others earn you a badge. The goal is to be the person with the most emission savings at the end of the year!
View and Accept the Challenge
Once you see a challenge you like, click on it to view a full description of how you complete it and why it makes a difference.
Post on the News feed
Use the News feed to post your successes, photos or to ask questions.
Get started today
It is easy to make simply lifestyle changes that reduce carbon emissions and enhance quality of life, all whilst helping Canberra to lead the way in sustainability throughout Australia. Register now to get started on setting up your Carbon Challenge profile, share your profile with friends, family and co-workers and choose some challenges to work towards.
Change your Mode for March - Results
We did it Canberra!
We parked the car and chose active travel for the 31 days of March. Together we saved approximately 1.3 tonnes in transport emissions - equivalent to taking three cars off the road for the month!
We also travelled around 4370km using alternative modes of transport – that’s further than driving from Canberra to Perth!
Joseph Ting won the Fitbit flex in the individual challenge and Lachlan Duncan, Louise Finch-Penninger and Donna Belder from The Rad Grad Gang won the team challenge, receiving vouchers to attend a Locavore workshop of their choice at the Canberra Environment Centre.
Congrats to everyone and don’t forget to think about active travel even though the competition is officially over.
Will we see you in the next Carbon Challenge initiative?