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10×10

For Change

#10x10forchange

10 Days.

10 Challenges.

Let’s Save the World!

I am at a loss. Each day seems more devastating than the last, and I am feeling rather helpless as a small business owner and as a human being. Despite the blinding light shining on our global warming crisis, Australia is on fire, hurricanes are getting bigger, floods are wiping out entire communities, and crops are wilting away.

When I stand back and take it all in, I wonder what my business can do to make a difference and then I immediately feel like I may never be able to do enough.

Greta Thunberg Ted Talk

Small Businesses can make Big Changes

 

Clean water, vital to life on earth, is quickly disappearing, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. It seems our government wants to ignore the severity of our situation with distractions, but I can’t look away from the global crisis we are currently facing and I want my business to be a part of the solution, not the problem.

We can all point the finger at larger corporations, shaming their actions and neglect over the last 50 years but the truth is that all businesses, big and small, have contributed to this problem.

So I decided to try and do something that will challenge myself and other small businesses to make a big change and to engage in small ways that will produce big benefits.

As I pondered this dilemma and scrolled through my social channels, I noticed all these 10-day challenges popping up and was amazed to see how much engagement they were receiving.

“It seems our government wants to ignore the severity of our situation with distractions, but I can’t look away from the global crisis that we are currently facing.”

I asked myself…“Do 10 Day Challenges Really work?”

Did you know we are currently spending 2.4 hours a day on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on average? That’s 144 minutes of our life each day!

Some of those minutes are going towards quizzes, games and 10-day challenges on things like no sugar, no carbs for 10 days or “10 days in the life of a performing artist”, and that’s when I realized there could be significant value in doing them. The time, thought and pride a person has when sharing this content and their dedication to stick with these challenges until the very end is something to take note of.

 

I wondered if they would also work for something as BIG as Climate Change.

We can do better

I’m just one person and not perfect at all! I run a small design business all on my own and I don’t know much about how to fix this horrible situation we have gotten ourselves into but I know I can do better and I am willing to challenge myself to try. Below are 10 easy ways you can get involved and make a difference using the power of your social platforms as a small business owner and beyond.

By making this a challenge, you are promising to yourself and to others that you will complete the tasks in front of you. Imagine if others do the same? What kind of difference will it make?

Let’s make this go viral.

These 10-day challenges have inspired me to challenge other small businesses, celebrities, and politicians to act now, not later.

Based on the suggestions of the WWF, I have come up with a 10-day challenge to help fight global warming and I hope you will consider taking the challenge with me.

Tag 10 or more people or businesses in 10 days

On each day, post a picture of your actions or yourself with a note saying the day number and the action you are taking. I have suggestions for each day to make it easy to keep on track below!

Use #10x10forchange to follow along.

Be Heard

Post a photo/video of a product you buy and tag the brand asking them to pledge to commit to saving the environment with better packaging, processing, and sourcing options.

Learn Something New

Post a link/photo/video and tag or link to a resource that has helped you learn more about climate change so others can learn too.

Reach out to Your Elected Officials

Post a photo/video and tag or email a local politician asking them to pledge a commitment to helping our environment, food, water, wildlife, forests, and oceans. I have links below to help you find your representatives!

Walk, Cycle, USe Public Transit

Post a photo/video of you walking, cycling, using public transit to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Food Posts!

Post a photo/video of foods, markets, food brands that you buy in your area that are sustainable choices. If in a food desert, tag your local officials and ask them to support the growth of sustainable food options in your communities.

Reduce

Post a photo/video of how you are helping to reduce your waste or reduce your plastics and your commitment to reducing, reusing, and recycling.

No Need. No Buy.

Post a photo/video of a regular purchase you are giving up to help with climate change and tag the brand explaining why you have chosen to move away from their product.

Give a Little

Post a photo/video/link with a charity that you are either donating to or want others to know about that is helping with our climate, food, water, wildlife, forests, and oceans.

Promise?

Post a photo/video of something NEW you pledge to do in 2020 to make a difference big or small

Help with Action

Post a link/photo/video of you either volunteering or of an organization you plan to volunteer with or support that helps food, climate, water, wildlife, forests and oceans

I will be updating this post regularly with resources and links. If you have a resource link you would like to share, PLEASE leave a comment below and thank you!

Climate Change

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You have 10 days to save the world
10×10 for Change Challenge. 10 Days. 10 Challenges. Let’s Save the World.

These 10-day challenges have inspired me to challenge my friends, small businesses, celebrities, and politicians to act on behalf of our environment. Based on the suggestions of the WWF, below are 10 challenges to save our planet. Let’s make this go viral.

Tag 10 people or businesses in 10 days and on each day, post a picture of your actions or yourself with a note saying the day number and the action you are taking. Use #10x10forchange to follow along and be sure to repost this text so others know about the challenge!

Day 1 Use Your Voice

Post a photo/video of a product you buy and tag the brand asking them to pledge to commit to saving the environment with better packaging, processing, and sourcing options.

Day 2 Educate Yourself

Post a link/photo/video and tag or link to a resource that has helped you learn more about climate change so others can learn too.

Day 3 Be Political

Post a photo/video and tag or email a local politician asking them to pledge a commitment to helping our environment, food, water, wildlife, forests, and oceans.

Day 4 Share How You Travel:

Post a photo/video of you walking, cycling, using public transit to help reduce your carbon footprint

Day 5 Eat Sustainably:

Post a photo/video of foods, markets, food brands that you buy in your area that are sustainable choices. If in a food desert, tag your local officials and ask them to support the growth of sustainable food options in your communities.

Day 6 Reduce Waste:

Post a photo/video of how you are helping to reduce your waste or reduce your plastics and your commitment to reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Day 7 Buy Less:

Post a photo/video of a regular purchase you are giving up to help with climate change and tag the brand explaining why.

Day 8 Donate:

Post a photo/video/link with a charity that you are either donating to or want others to know about that is helping with our climate, food, water, wildlife, forests, and oceans.

Day 9 Make a Pledge:

Post a photo/video of something NEW you pledge to do in 2020 to make a difference big or small

Day 10 Volunteer:

Post a link/photo/video of you either volunteering or of an organization you plan to volunteer with or support that helps food, climate, water, wildlife, forests and oceans

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