The Northwest Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge is right around the corner! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost fall again, but the EcoChallenge is less than two months away now and we want you to participate in this fun, inspirational, and most importantly action-oriented event!

The EcoChallenge is NWEI’s largest fundraising event–last year the EcoChallenge raised over $22,000 for NWEI’s sustainability education programs. Participants register to take on the EcoChallenge, set a fundraising goal, and collect pledges of support for their efforts.  The EcoChallenge is also a tool for change–participants are taking action toward a more sustainable future, saving resources (and money!) in the process, and developing new habits that benefit people and the planet.

We invite you to join the entire Northwest Earth Institute staff and board in the EcoChallenge this year. You will be joining a growing community of people working toward lower impact living, and ultimately a more sustainable future for us all.  You’ll also have a chance to try out a new green habit– perhaps there’s something you’ve been meaning to take action on for a while now, and just needed that extra incentive to inspire you to take action.

And speaking of incentive, we have some really fun prizes for participants this year! Participants who raise $50+ for the Northwest Earth Institute will be entered to win prizes and gift certificates from REI, Whole Foods Market, Bamboo Sushi, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland Nursery, Green Dog Pet Supply, River Organics, Breakside Brewery, CupCake Jones and SoupCycle.

Register to participate at! All are welcome to participate too–whether you just found out about NWEI, are a course participant, or are long time volunteer we encourage you to take on your own EcoChallenge this October!