The National Schools Championship this January saw eleven counties, fifty one schools and over 11,000 students compete. Participants saved enough CO2e in two weeks to roughly equal to driving a fossil car 2.5 round trips from the Earth to Moon. But most importantly the championship once again proved that no matter how young or old you are, you can do something to help with climate change.
If all Norwegians copied what the participants in The Plastic Challenge did, we would have reduced plastic bags by more than 10 million, single use coffee cups (and lids) by more than 1 million and picked up more than 260 tons of plastic - in just two weeks.
FEE Norway and Green Flag ran the Alcoa-Klimamesterskap 2019. In two weeks pupils at 7 high schools in Agder and Nordland reduced Co2e-emissions equivalent to a passenger flight flying 3 times around the earth.
A kindergarten took first place in Norway's first unofficial Climate Championship. On the 30th of August, thousands of people around Norway shouted for political action for the climate. For ten companies this wasn't enough, and followed with a two-week Championship.
Night-train to Oslo? Bike to work? Or on foot home from a fotball match? Some took things further than others when NTNU started their one year Ducky Campaign this spring, to motivate their employees to travel less and more environmentally-friendly.
More than 100 pupils at Firda VGS participated in a Climate Challenge. Because the pilot was so successful, the school will now join 10 other schools in Sogn & Fjordane County to compete in the first National Climate Championship in January 2020.
More than 6 000 students in Telemark and Trøndelag show how powerful individual actions can be when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Their savings would be equivalent to 40% of Norway's total annual carbon emissions!
"We love a good challenge at Anthologie. We also love any opportunity to do some good for our planet. So, when the opportunity arose for our team to take part in the Ducky Challenge, we were all in."
"We need to understand that it's about everyone's action. If we manage to engage people to take action in their everyday life, then we can be the spearhead we want to be in the green shift."
"The level of participation and engagement in our internal challenge was way above our expectations. I really believe the Ducky platform is exactly what we need to demonstrate the positive effect of us all working together."
Øya Barnehage was the first kindergarten to carry out a Ducky Climate Challenge with its employees. "Our goal was to become aware of our own impact, and it is very clear that everyone has become much more aware!"
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