We did it, TOGETHER! The Community Resilience Challenge (the Challenge) once again was a smashing success. A community mobilization campaign implemented by Daily Acts inspired thousands of citizens, leaders and groups to take action to save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste and build community.
Over the past six years, over 21,500 resilience building actions have been registered in Sonoma County. Participants in the 2015 Challenge chose from over 40 suggested actions; everything from installing a greywater system, to planting a fruit tree to unplugging unused electronics – no matter where you are on your journey to lighten your footprint, there was something for everyone to participate.
The Challenge not only inspires action, but also inspires collaborations, builds relationships and strengthens networks for lasting change. The campaign engages individuals, schools, organizations, municipalities and businesses to pledge to take practical actions that create more resilient homes, schools, workplaces and communities. The impact of the Challenge is measured by the number of participants, actions registered, the benefit of the actions taken (e.g., gallons of water saved, square feet of lawn sheet mulched, etc.) as well as cumulative impact over the years. The inspiration, hope and relationships that are built are beyond measure.
TAKE HEART. TAKE PART. TAKE ACTION.