In 2017 and 2018, the challenge has been expanded by extending number of days and increasing both the number and diversity of participants.
The Sustainability Challenge is carried out in 4 broad ways as follows:
Executing the Challenge:
1. Increased individual action: We seek to recruit more participants living in urban areas, as individuals or in organized groups, to take up the Challenge in one or all categories over several days within the same month and register lifestyle adjustments beneficial to the individual, family/household and neighbourhood/community.
2. Introducing corporate-organization engagement: We are building a membership base with organizations in urban areas to green their institutions work flow process and built environment. The institutional category under the Live challenge asks “How green is your company/organization?” This category recruits staff of any organization or company to not only Move, Live and Eat sustainably but to also come up with corporate practices that will transform the institution into a sustainable space.
3. Evidence-driven Engagement: We shall collect important data/information from the Challenge participants on facilities, processes, legal/policy framework to enable sustained lifestyle adjustments and use this to influence policy decisions within the framework of Smart Urban planning from infrastructure to enabling environments for sustainability policies, with focus on county planning.
4. Progressive Outreach: We are expanding the geographical coverage of the Challenge to various counties in Kenya to increase awareness of, sensitivity to and implementation of “smart cities/towns” based on public participation of individual and corporate citizens, towards wider knowledge for actions that people in urban areas can undertake to sustainably adjust their lifestyles in order to cut on their carbon footprint.
The Goal of the Challenge:
To run two challenges of 10-days with at least 100 people and involve at least 12 companies over a 12-months period.
To indirectly promote local products, services and solutions that will make it easier for individuals to live smarter and more sustainable lifestyles.
As you plan to participate, you can access resource material on the Sustainability Challenge here: