Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Take the Kickstand Kickstart Challenge!

Robb Shurr, pictured above, and our friends at
Kickstand, a change-marketing firm in Boulder, Colorado, are generously including Leave No Trace in their newest initiative – the Kickstand Kickstart Challenge. Through the project, they are encouraging people to make environmentally smart changes to their everyday live, and they're donating $2 to Leave No Trace for everyone who takes that challenge:

Here’s how it works. Take inventory on the areas of your life that you want to change (this will be different for everyone—we’re not telling you how to change or what to change, that’s up to you to decide—but here are some ideas): eat more local food, minimize the packaging in your food choices, start composting, drive your car less, turn down your heat/AC, change your light bulbs, eat more organic food, weatherproof your house, etc.

Pick 3-5 things that you think you can tackle in one month from May 8 to June 5.

Apply. Tell us why you would be a good fit for this experiment and what your goals are, big or small. Include the below application information and email it to us by May 1 to be considered.

We’ll select 10 families and individuals across the country and you’ll be given a $50 kickstart. We’ll let you know by May 5 if you’ve been selected.

If you’re selected, we’ll send you a guide to help you record your experience. You’ll write about your (and your family’s) experience while documenting the voyage with pictures and videos for four weeks from May 8 to June 5. Once a week, you’ll email us your weekly journal entry and photos and videos. By the end of the month you’re left with a smarter lifestyle (or go back to the way you were living before but you’ve had an interesting experience).

Kickstand has a long history of Leave No Trace professional support and advocacy. To learn more about them and the Kickstand Kickstart Challenge visit the Kickstand website.

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