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The CHANGE ONE Challenge

The CHANGE ONE Challenge

‘Change ONE thing today, for a better tomorrow’

The Change One Challenge is your chance to join a community of change makers. This annual event challenges Kiwis to 'change one thing' in their daily lives to reduce waste and live more sustainably.

Now you might think that one thing can't make that big a difference! But this is where we as a community come into play. By changing just one thing, you will become a part of movement for change (without having to change your whole life).

• Imagine if 100 people decided to take the train to work, that's 100 less cars on the road.

• If 1000 people decide to take a reusable coffee cup with them, that's 1000 less coffee cups going to landfill.

• If 10,000 households choose to compost their fruit and veg and leftovers, that's 10,000 bags of rubbish that won't be turned into green house gases.

• If 1,000,000 Kiwis decide, 'Today, I am going to change one thing to make New Zealand a greener place to be' that is 1,000,000 positive actions that help our land, our rivers and waterways and our climate.

The Challenge runs from 1 July - 31 July every year and you can sign up for the Challenge from 1 June 2019, on our website (www.changeone.nz).

The Challenge has three categories: Personal, Family and Business or Institution. Once you have decided what you are going to change, and signed up, you can share your journey on your Facebook or Instagram page.

Even better! By joining the challenge, and following The Change One Challenge, you will be connected to a whole lot of local Kiwi businesses and voices in sustainability who are giving participants discounts, information, tips and hints and motivation to inspire your sustainability journey. There is also an entire month of prizes and giveaways of innovative products that can help you to lead a more sustainable life.

The Change One Challenge is led by the team from Little & Brave Eco Nappies, Tahlia Hutchison and Michelle Beard. They saw a need to build on the already established Plastic Free July and create a movement that was more localised to the sustainable problem’s Kiwis face.

Being able to widen the sustainable movement beyond just plastic use is also where they felt Kiwis needed go. Sustainability is more than just saying ‘no to plastic’.

The Change One Challenge is also about buying second-hand items and using what you already have. Returning the carbon back to the soil by composting. Thinking about mending items rather than replacing, using public transport, eating mindfully, buying quality over quantity and walking your kids to school instead of taking the car.

It is about celebrating what you are already doing and sharing that information with others via social media, in conversation, or on a larger platform.

Opening up a dialogue about sustainability is crucial to motivate people to make changes in their own lives.

As a nation we have the power to Change One thing Four Million times over.

Please join The Change One Challenge on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/changeonechallenge/

And on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/changeonechallenge/

The website launches June 1st, we can’t wait to see you there www.changeone.nz

For more information please contact hello@changeone.nz


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