Concerned about drought, healthy food and strong, resilient communities? The sixth annual Community Resilience Challenge (the Challenge) is a community mobilization campaign implemented by Daily Acts that runs throughout the spring – with the majority of events occurring the weekend of May 16th and 17th, 2015 - inspiring thousands of citizens, leaders and groups to take action to save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste and build community.
Over the past five years, 14,500 resilience building actions have been registered in Sonoma County and the goal for 2015 is to add another 7,000 actions to this incredible tally! Participants in the 2015 Challenge can choose from over 40 suggested actions 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’s something for you.
In order to reach this goal, WE NEED YOU to take action!
The Challenge seeks not just to inspire action, but also to inspire collaborations, build relationships and strengthen 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.
Registration is open through the end of May. Participants are encouraged to commit to take actions you are not yet doing, register existing projects and actions not previously registered for the Challenge. Our individual actions might feel small or insignificant but when we see them registered alongside thousands of other actions it shows how powerful this movement is. What are the small changes you can make to make a big difference?
TAKE HEART. TAKE PART. TAKE ACTION.