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355 W. Colorado Ave
Telluride
USA

(970) 728-1340

Truth or Dare

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

EcoAction Partners Truth or Dare Program teaches kids to create sustainable habits by introducing them to a series of facts and challenges. Over the weeklong, school-based program we have a point based system that students use to track their habits. At the end, we tally the points, and add up the carbon emissions that are reduced by each school.

We started the project in 2012 in Telluride as a way to get adults interested in making small changes in their sustainability habits. We soon realized it would be a great program to bring to area schools. In 2014, we implemented this program in Telluride Intermediate School (TIS) with great success. Over the course of a week, 52 TIS students participated in the elective program earning points for their sustainability efforts. Through carpooling, walking or biking, using reusable containers, taking shorter showers, unplugging electrical gadgets when not in use, and recycling. The students significantly reduced their carbon footprints, saving money, energy, reducing waste, and helping the planet. We estimate that by doing these simple actions, students collectively reduced their carbon emissions by 9,287 pounds.

Last year, we expanded the project to Telluride Mountain School and Norwood. This year we hope to continue the program in the schools we’ve had success with and bring the project to the schools in Ridgway, Ouray, and Silverton.  A very special thank you to our program sponsors San Miguel Power Association and Klean Kanteen for great prizes.

 


2014 RESULTS

Over the course of a week, fifty two TIS students participated in the elective program earning points for their sustainability efforts. Through carpooling, walking or biking, using reusable containers instead of single-use disposable bags, taking short showers, unplugging electric gadgets when not in use, and recycling, the students significantly reduced their carbon footprints, saving money, energy, and waste. It is estimated that through simple actions the participating students collectively reduced their carbon emissions by 9,287 pounds. This is equivalent to removing 9,287 yoga balls of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or changing 110 incandescent light bulbs to CFL’s! 

Special thanks to our sponsor San Miguel Power Association.