May 30 x 30 Challenge – Spend 30 minutes outdoors for 30 days.

1 May

May 1st – it’s always nice when we get a month with 5 Wednesdays in it!  Our theme in May is on packaging – Check back to our posts in 2012 for info on food packaging, tea drinking habits, & plastic wrap alternatives AND 2011 for info on plastic consumption & creative ideas to waste less.


Today we wanted to point you towards a fantastic campaign from the David Suzuki Foundation called the 30 x 30 Challenge.  The David Suzuki Foundation is challenging Canadians to commit to spending 30 minutes in nature each day for 30 days, starting on May 1, 2013.

Ready to take the challenge?

Start by joining the challenge here. Then get out into nature for at least 30 minutes for 30 days in May. This year, you can sign up as an individual or challenge your entire workplace to join!.
There are lots of ways to green your daily routine. Along the way, we’ll be sending you fun daily challenges, tips and inspiration to help you out.
To add to the fun, you can submit photos from your time in nature for a chance to win weekly prizes.

One of the best ways to inspire yourself to build a more environmentally responsible lifestyle is to spend time in spaces that would be degraded if they were filled with trash.  Walk in parks, ride your bikes, garden in your yard and think about how important it is that these green spaces stay clean and protected!  Plus, as the 30 x 30 challenge is saying – you’ll feel better if you spend time outdoors!

Check out David Suzuki’s video message here.


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