As we began to plan the 2021 Sustainability Institute Drawdown Challenge Team, we hoped people would feel compelled to take action. We know that sometimes starting something new or taking on a challenge can be intimidating, but we hoped that by offering a way for people to join a team and participate together, it would encourage many to take that step.
The Drawdown Challenge is a solutions-oriented engagement program focused on reducing carbon in the atmosphere. The actions within this challenge connect to solutions highlighted in Project Drawdown's work - research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exist. Participants choose actions, complete those actions, and track and share their progress using the online platform. When they check off their completed actions, they earn points and see the real-time impact of their actions. The combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun.
Our challenge spanned three weeks in October, from the 4th through the 25th. We were thrilled to have 46 participants on our team and even more impressed to see 760 actions completed during the event.
What was even more amazing were the impacts our team was able to accomplish through those actions. Once a team member completed an action, their impacts were automatically calculated and compiled with our team impacts resulting in impressive results. Check out what our team was able to accomplish in just those short three weeks!
Want to hear more about the recap of the event and our outcomes? Watch this clip from the Drawdown Challenge Celebration that happened on October 28th.
Again, we want to congratulate all of our teammates and thank you for being a part of our Drawdown Challenge team. You are making an impact!
We also wanted to celebrate our teammates who earned at least 350 points during the Drawdown Challenge. They were entered into a random drawing to win one of the following prizes. Congrats to our prize winners. We will be reaching out to arrange prize pick up!
Kathy Allen Mortenson Family Morgan Fuchs Michael Alfieri