TRUTH OR DARE SCHOOL PROGRAM
EcoAction partners with schools and youth to engage local families, motivate actions, and build life-long sustainability habits. We developed an educational challenge for kids and families in our community to reduce their carbon footprints, save money, energy, and waste.
HOW IT WORKS
An elective school program designed for 9-13 year olds, Truth or Dare challenges students to significantly reduced their carbon footprints and conserve resources. Over the course of a week, students earn points and win prizes for their sustainability actions such as carpooling or unplugging electric gadgets when not in use. Leadership students introduce Truth or Dare to their peers through skits to get them excited about the program, and many of the actions involve the whole family, so the educational reach is amplified throughout the community.
Originally introduced to the Telluride Intermediate School students with overwhelming approval, Truth or Dare has expanded to other schools in our region including:
- Telluride Mountain School
- Ouray public schools
- Ridgway public schools
- Norwood public schools
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In 2017 four intermediate schools participated. Assuming actions taken continue, these students are collectively saving 25,600 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and having fun doing it. This is equivalent to 11.6 mtCO2e, or reducing almost 28,000 car miles driven per year!