Fossil Free Your Life –  Participate in our monthly Eco-Challenges!

Throughout 2016, 350 Colorado will rally members to take part in a monthly Eco-Challenge designed to start us on a path to a Fossil-Free lifestyle.  Join the contagion and participate with us!  Each Eco-Challenge is designed to be an easy and fun way to remind ourselves that each of us CAN contribute and make a difference starting NOW.


  • At the start of each month we will announce the month’s Eco-Challenge via Facebook, Instagram, and email.  Take up the charge – sign up below and get started!
  • Extend your personal impact by sharing the Eco-Challenge with at least five friends (via Facebook, Instagram, email, or word of mouth).  Share your ideas, successes, and struggles in upholding the challenge on social media to inspire others.
  • With each month’s new challenge, we will also ask you to let us know if you successfully completed last month’s challenge to be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the year. We will email you with a quick form to fill out (honor system reporting). We have great prizes donated by Patagonia and others! Each successfully completed month will get your name in a jar.
  • Some months there will be extra credit for bonus challenges for an extra chance toward year-end prizes! ?

Won’t you join us?  Click here to sign up for the monthly Eco-Challenge!

Align yourself with Fossil-Freeing your lifestyle one small step at a time, while building community with other like-minded members.  Together, we can make a big change.

Eco-Challenge January 2

Great! So here’s our first Eco-Challenge for January…

For the rest of January, we challenge you to stop buying bottled water.  Why, you ask? Here are just a few points:

  • Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year.  And that’s not even including the oil used for transportation.
  • In the U.S., public water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires multiple daily tests for bacteria and makes results available to the public. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water, only requires weekly testing and does not share its findings with the EPA or the public.
  • The recommended eight glasses of water a day, at U.S. tap rates equals about $.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400.
  • Bottled water is not safer than tap water. In fact, more than half of all bottled water comes from the tap.

Bonus point challenges:

  1. Share the Eco-Challenge with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, or via email.
  2. Host a screening of the film “Tapped” with friends. (It’s available on Netflix.)

Want to learn more about the issues surrounding bottled and tap water?

Ban the Bottle: Bottled Water Facts

NYTimes Bottlemania Review: Tapped Out

Food and Water Watch’s Water Facts

Want to get involved with these and other climate-related issues? Join 350 to help make a change.