Change your plastic consumption habits — take the Plastic Free EcoChallenge

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – join the Sustainable Ballard Team!

Sponsored by the Coalition of North American Zoos and Aquariums, and inspired by the Australian-founded initiative, the Plastic Free EcoChallenge is a 31-day, international challenge to reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Plastic Free EcoChallenge invites individuals to make small changes that make a huge impact.

Share your progress and earn points for taking action. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier – and a lot more fun.

From the sponsors:

As zoos and aquariums, we are keenly aware of the impact humans are having on wildlife every day. That’s why we are so excited to open up the Plastic Free EcoChallenge to our communities! Each year, an estimated one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die from plastics in their environment. Recent research also suggests that terrestrial species are negatively affected as more microplastics make their way into their ecosystems. Through our collective effort, Plastic Free EcoChallenge gives us the ability to make a difference for these species most impacted by our plastic pollution.

We challenge you to make small changes to reduce single-use plastics and stick with it for one month. Plastic Free EcoChallenge aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. You pick your challenges, ask your co-workers, family and community to come along for the ride, and set a goal that makes a difference for you, your community and our planet.

Did you know that common wisdom says it takes three weeks to change a habit? If you can stick with a new behavior for 21 days in a row, you’re a lot more likely to keep it up forever. We want you to share your progress and earn points for taking action for 31 days. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun.

EXPLORE THE CHALLENGES, then REGISTER HERE to join the Sustainable Ballard Team.

Questions: Ask the Sustainable Ballard Team Captain, Jenny.