2020 International Climate Action Challenge

Challengers

Regular people from around the world registered to participate in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge. Challengers chose to start or expand an eco-initiative during the 90-day challenge period from September 1 to November 30, 2020.

Attend the December 13 – 17, 2020 Impact Summit to meet our challengers and find out how to make a huge eco-impact fast!

Registered Challengers

Who took up the challenge to make an impact in 90 days?

A total of 132 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 all 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. 

Challengers are joining us from Bangladesh, Burundi, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Togo, USA, Uganda, United Kingdom, and Zambia. 

ICAC20 Eco-Leaders

On November 12, 2020, we recognized our first batch of “2020 International Climate Action Challenge Eco-Leader” award winners.

We chose teams who have already made an impact since the challenge began on September 1, 2020. Each Eco-Actionist team has demonstrated and documented their progress via weekly check-ins and photos. Stay tuned as there are more to come!

Click on the links below to meet the challengers. Don’t forget to register for the IMPACT SUMMIT to hear their stories and find out how you can make an impact fast, too!

  • 03: Coral Col, Colombia
    Coral Col, from Columbia, is creating awareness in schools and communities about solid waste management, through science communication, arts, and workshops
  • 04: Remat – Circular Economy Products for Pets and People, USA
    Meet the Re_mat team from San Antonio, TX. Find out how they are making a difference as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge! Visit their links to see doggies enjoying the pet beds from recycled mattresses.
  • 10: Black + White Conversations from the Heart, USA
    Meet the Black + White Conversations team of Oakland, California! They are working to break down racism through conversations and partnerships. Find out how they are making a difference as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!
  • 11: Regrow – Organic Gardening from Kitchen Scraps, International
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the international team that is doing organic gardening from kitchen scraps. Find out how they are making a difference as part
  • 20: Voter Outreach, CCL, Lancaster, PA, USA
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the Voter Outreach team of Citizens Climate Lobby, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They are teaming up to get out the vote, focusing on
  • 22: EcoPachas Lideres Verdes, Colombia
    Meet the EcoPachas Lideres Verdes, Green Leaders, from Columbia! They are challengers in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge. Find out how they are making a difference at their school with their school eco-club.
  • 23: Youth Proyekto Philippines – Coastal Cleanup, Philippines
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the Youth Proyekto Philippines team, challengers in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge. Find out how they are making a difference
  • 24: Youth Proyekto Philippines – EcoFestival, Philippines
    The Youth Proyekto Philippines team is hosting the 4th Philippine EcoFestival in November 2020. Find out how these 2020 International Climate Action Challengers are making a difference!
  • 39: Simply Tiny Development Cleanup Crew, USA
    Meet the Cleanup Crew from Simply Tiny Development in Colorado. They organized their first annual community cleanup on October 24, 2020, as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!
  • 46: New Roots Initiative Backyard Farming, Philippines
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the New Roots Initiative backyard farming team from the Philippines. Find out how they are making a difference as part of
  • 47: New Roots Initiative – Upcycled Learning Materials, Philippines
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the New Roots Initiative team that is upcycling materials to create learning supplies in the Philippines. Find out how they are
  • 48: Earth Guardians Zambia
    Meet the Earth Guardians Zambia team, challengers in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge. Find out how they are making a difference by planting trees in their community.
  • 49: Sargassum Podcast, International
    Meet the international team that is creating the Sargassum Podcast! Find out how they are making a difference by raising awareness about Sargassum algae and solutions for addressing it. The team is part of Marine Conservation Without Borders and is participating in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge.
  • 57: Badamas Burji Foundation, Nigeria
    Meet the Badamas Burji Foundation team from Kano, Nigeria! Find out how they are making a difference by distributing tree seedlings as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!
  • 61: Sustainable Broomfield, USA
    Meet the Sustainable Broomfield team from Broomfield, Colorado! Find out how they are making a difference by creating a new sustainable business recognition program as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!
  • 62: To Bee or Not to Bee, France
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the “To Bee or Not to Be” team from Provence, France. Find out how they are making a difference by creating
  • 63: Juan for Nature, Philippines
    Meet the Juan for Nature team from the Philippines, challengers in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge! Find out how they are making a difference in their community with everything from Zumba classes, to helping create a local materials recovery facility and urban garden.
  • 70: Agrivision, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Meet the Agrision team from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Find out how they are making a difference by starting a market garden initiative as part of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge!
  • 73: Earth Fairies, Philippines
    Meet the Earth Fairies team from the Philippines! Find out how they are using a blog and social media to help people start urban gardening. Earth Fairies are real!
  • 74: Trinity Forestry Services, Uganda
    Meet the Trinity Forestry Services team from Uganda. Find out how they are getting people involved in urban farming within the slum communities of Kamwokya. 
  • 76: Fountain Together, USA
    Meet the Fountain Together team from Fountain, Colorado! Find out how they are making a difference, as challengers in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge! They are a brand new community/sustainability team working to do cleanups, plant trees, and build a strong community.
  • 78: Heal The Earth – Save The Pollinators, USA
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the Save The Pollinators team from Colorado! Find out how they are making a difference by recruiting people to protect pollinators
  • 84: Mabinju Power House Youth Group – One Million Trees for Siaya, Kenya
    Meet the Mabinju Power House Youth Group from Kenya, challengers in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge. Their campaign is One Million Trees for Siaya, Kenya. They are growing tree seedlings, teaching others how to plant and care for them, and distributing throughout the county.
  • 85: Rakai Youths for Action and Development, Uganda
    Challenger Profile at a Glance Meet the challenger team, Rakai Youths for Action & Development, from Uganda. They focus on raising and distributing tree seedlings, while raising