Actsmart Eco Challenge
The Eco 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.
Thanks to the Eco Challenge ... I have now changed how I commute to work. I have reduced driving my car to one day a week and now catch the bus four days a week! The Eco Challenge has made a huge difference!
A job well done ACT Govt! - Lee.
Change Your Mode for March
Change Your Mode for March challenges you to go green with your travel. The challenge runs 1-31 March 2020.
To compete, all you have to do is:
- Sign up to the Eco Challenge.
- Register for Change Your Mode for March.
- When you can, replace your solo car trips with more sustainable options, such as riding your bike to school or work, walking to the local coffee shop, catching the light rail or carpooling.
- Use the challenge to track your eco-travel kilometres anytime throughout March.
Do this and you’ll go in the draw to win an E-BIKE. Plus, at the end of each week in March a competitor will be chosen at random to win a Fitbit Versa 2.
It is easy to make simple 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 set-up your Eco Challenge profile, share your profile with friends, family and co-workers and choose some challenges to work towards.
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 Eco 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.
History of the Challenge
The development of the Eco Challenge (formally known as 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.