May 13 – 26, 2017
The NCW EcoChallenge is a community-wide competition for residents of Chelan and Douglas counties.
Participants challenge themselves to try new, environmentally-friendly behaviors for two weeks: brushing teeth without leaving the water running, changing to LED lightbulbs, riding the bus, recycling, and eating local foods, to name a few.
You choose the behaviors you want to change (from dozens of options), and report your progress online daily to earn points. In addition to learning how to reduce your carbon footprint and be kinder to the planet, you have a chance to win valuable individual prizes!
NCW EcoChallenge teams also compete to provide cash prizes that will go to the nonprofit agency of their choice!
- First Place = $1,500
- Second Place = $750
- Third Place = $250
- Join an exisiting team or create a team of up to 15 people total (friends, coworkers, staff, board members, classrooms, etc.)
- Identify a “Team Captain” that will register their team
- Select a nonprofit for which your team is competing
- Team members will sign up online and choose their “challenges” – behaviors you will try to change during the 2-week challenge
- Individuals record their progress online daily
- Compete for individual prizes and three cash prizes for the nonprofit agency you select
Selecting Your Nonprofit
Your team will be selecting a nonprofit to receive one of 3 cash prizes should your team accrue the most points.
Your selected nonprofit must be:
- a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, public agency, church, school, classroom, student club, or PTA
- located in Chelan or Douglas County
- approved by the Community Foundation of NCW – click here for a pre-approved list
If a nonprofit is not on our list, it does not mean they are not eligible – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check eligibility and be added to the list!
Learn more about the NCW EcoChallenge through two webinars:
Each day, one name will be randomly selected from those who have logged their daily points.
- $1,000 in gift certificates to local businesses (10 – $100 certificates)
- $250 gift certificate to Rhubarb Market
- $100 cooking classes for two at CheffyK & CA
- $100 for 20 energy saving kits by the Chelan County PUD (Chelan county residents only)
- $93 gift certificate to the Kingfisher Restaurant at Sleeping Lady
- $75 gift certificate to South Restaurant
- $75 gift certificate to Fresh Burger Cafe
- $50 gift certificate to A Book For All Seasons
- $40 gift certificate to Film series at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
- $25 gift certificate to Coldstone Creamery
Team Captain Prizes
At the end of the competition, one team captain will be randomly selected to win a $100 gift certificate to a local business.
The Grand Prize
One winner will be randomly selected from everyone who has earned 50 points or more during the competition to win an iPad donated by Derby Canyon Natives.