ECO logoHave you wanted to live a lower impact lifestyle, but were unsure how to get started? The Northwest Earth Institute, a non-profit organization that inspires people to take responsibility for the Earth, has the answer with its sixth annual EcoChallenge. Beginning today and running through October 29, we encourage you all to participate in this two-week event that challenges you to change one habit that will benefit both you and the planet.

Designed to inspire a lifetime of positive change, this is a great way to take that first step by starting small and picking one thing to change for the better.

How it works: Register here. Then individuals and teams pick a category, which include water, trash, energy, food, transportation or civic engagement. Earn points that will increase your odds of winning fun raffle prizes and make a difference in the world!

What will your EcoChallenge be?