2021 International Climate Action Challenge

Challengers

2021 Challengers

From September 1 to November 30, 2021, Green Team Academy hosted the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge. In the challenge, 75 teams from 28 countries worked to launch their eco-initiatives in 90 days!

2021 IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Registered Challengers: 275
  • Trees Planted: 150,000
  • Gardens Started: 130
  • Urban Farms Started: 3
  • Cleanup Events Held: 40
  • Debris Removed from Waterways: 48 tons
  • Amount of Organic Waste Diverted: 8.9 tons
  • Community Events Held: 200
  • Number that Attended Events: 25,000
  • Partnerships Developed: 200

2020 Challengers

A total of 128 people from 21 countries committed to launch or expand a total of 86 community or environmental initiatives during the challenge period. See the list of 2020 registered challengers here.

The challenge initiatives include cleanups, urban farming, reforestation, zero waste, racial justice, voter outreach, renewable energy, pollinator protection, blogs, podcasts, and more. 

2020 Impact Highlights

The impact of the top 29 teams during the 90-day period, during the pandemic, included: 

  • Participation from 385 team members in 14 countries: Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Switzerland, Uganda, USA, Zambia
  • Held 59 community events
  • Had 4,322 community interactions (conversations for tabling plus attendees to events)
  • Completed 83,853 voter outreach interactions (postcards, phone calls, texts)
  • Planted 43,198 trees
  • Started 55 gardens and 2 urban farms
  • Created and shared 106 stories
  • Established 114 partnerships
  • Held 9 community cleanup and waste diversion events
  • Built one community materials recovery facility in the Philippines
  • Delivered 3,000 eco-friendly COVID kits
  • Launched revitalization of a historic apiculture collection in France
  • Provided typhoon relief during the midst of deadly typhoon season that unfolded during the challenge in the Philippines
  • Launched new sustainability groups in communities, cities, and Drawdown Alberta, a province-wide initiative.