Help Us Reach 2 Million
It’s time to step it up – Climate change is an urgent issue
Go Green Challenge Campaign
The Go Green Challenge is a movement among young people who care about the future of our planet to implement the Spare Our Planet Program in communities across the country. Starting in January 2012, we launched friendly competitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City.
The Spare Our Planet Program is a student created and led competition designed to increase awareness of climate change and promote the use of biking, walking, public transportation, and carpooling, and reduce their community’s carbon impact.
Apply now for a grant and pledge to bring the Spare Our Planet program to your community!
Be a Go Green CHAMPION!
We are reaching out to young people across the country to:
- Join the movement
- Take the Go Green Challenge
- Encourage friends to take action today
- Pledge to raise awareness of the urgency of climate change
- Advocate for a more sustainable planet
- Make more climate-aware commuting choices to leave a smaller carbon footprint
Last fall, we launched Spare Our Planet at several high schools representing over 10,000 students. And the results were impressive. Students flocked to adopt more sustainable choices, reducing their transportation related carbon impact by over 236,000 pounds of co2 in just six weeks! That’s the equivalent of removing 18 cars from the road for one year, or taking 13 homes off the grid for one year, or saving a section of Amazon rainforest the size of 11 football fields.
… and what we are about to achieve …
Our goal is to reach 2 million young people, when Spare Our Planet has the potential to reduce 86 million pounds of co2, the equivalent of:
co2 reduction calculations were developed in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund. Gas mileage data are from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Gallons are converted to co2 using 25.3371 lbs co2/gallon gas - 19.2898 lbs of co2/gallon in direct emissions and 6.0473 lbs of co2/gallon in upstream co2 emissions - from the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model. Carbon intensity of bus travel was estimated based on research by Sightline Daily.