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Count Me In For a Sustainable Future


Together, we can take small actions that amount to big environmental change. 


Our world is changing before our eyes. Our consumption patterns are causing environmental degradation that is warming our planet and has us on a collision course for environmental collapse.

But instead of feeling helpless, let's harness the power of collective action by each taking small steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle. If we each choose to live more sustainably, and use our purchasing power to drive change, it will go a long way toward healing our planet.


Commit to an action and we'll plant a Moringa tree in Haiti.


Join the Count Me In challenge and commit to change that, when done collectively, can amount to big impact for our planet. There are many things you can do in your daily life to reduce your carbon footprint.

For example, did you know that over 20 million trees are cut down each year just to make coffee cups? By using a reusable coffee cup you can slow the demand for these trees, which keeps them in the ground absorbing carbon dioxide where we need them the most. If we become aware of how our choices affect the environment, we can make small changes that make a difference.


Ready to take action and work together for a better world and a cleaner planet? 


Read below for suggested actions that can make a big difference, then Count Yourself In using the form below.

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Read below for suggested actions you can take to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Individual Actions


Use Reusables

Carry a reusable water bottle, and bring your own mug to coffee shops.


Eat More Veggies

Switch one meal per week to a vegetarian or vegan option. Plant-based diets are healthier for both you and our planet.


Carry Bags

Carry reusable bags each time you shop instead of using single-use plastic or paper bags offered at the store.


Compost

Compost your food waste with a backyard composting container, or as part of a local composting program in your area.


Buy Less Stuff

Opt out of buying more “stuff” in one category (shoes, books, clothes, etc.).


Ground Shipping

Choose ground shipping instead of expedited, 2-day shipping when buying online.


Eat Organic

Switch one item per trip on your grocery list to an organic option (e.g. milk, bread).


Commute Smarter

Use public transportation, carpool, or ride your bike one day each week to work or school.


Slow Fast Fashion

Purchase clothes from sustainable sources and second-hand shops instead of from fast-fashion stores.


Community Actions


Volunteer

Make a habit of volunteering for a local environmental organization that needs help.


Shop Local

Purchase produce from a local farmer's market or CSA (community supported agriculture).


Separate Waste

Help my workplace or a local organization to start a composting or recycling program.


Garden

Start a garden at home or in your community. Community gardens help increase access to fresh foods and promote relaxation.


Advocate

Attend a public hearing about an environmental issue in my neighborhood.


Bank Better

Switch to a not-for-profit credit union or a local community bank.


Green Your Workspace

Help your workplace switch to reusable plates, silverware, and cups in the lunch area or break room.


Create Market Change

Contact one company you buy from to request that they reduce packaging on their products.


Eat Out Sustainably

Ask one restaurant I visit to offer compostable products instead of plastics or styrofoam.


The Northwest Artibonite of Haiti suffers from severe environmental degradation and socio-economic crisis due to deforestation, natural disasters, and the impacts of climate change. Since 2015, World Centric has worked with our impact partner DESPRI to stabilize critical watersheds in the region by planting Moringa trees.

Moringa trees help reduce soil erosion, retain water in the soil, restore habitat loss, and increase the community’s engagement with environmental initiatives and land management. Moringa leaves are high in vitamins A and C, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium and can be used to effectively treat malnutrition in these rural communities.

Trees are a vital part of the future of our planet. We need them to absorb the carbon dioxide we produce to help ease global warming. Tree planting is rated high on the list of Project Drawdown's recommended actions to heal the planet.

With each person that "Counts In", World Centric will plant 1 moringa tree in Haiti with DESPRI. By committing to take environmental action, you can simultaneously help us support communities and create regenerative ecosystems.

Count Me In Challenge FAQs


What are some of the ways I can participate?

We have a list of suggestions for how you can participate in the form above. You can also talk to friends and family about the challenge, and come up with your own environmental actions. Be sure to share photos of what you’re doing on social media with #CountMeInWC to inspire others to implement similar practices in their everyday lives


How long is the Count Me In Challenge?

We plan to keep the Count Me In challenge going for as long as it takes. We hope that you will continue to implement the environmental actions you commit to, and work towards adding even more actions in the future!


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