TRUTH OR DARE SCHOOL PROGRAM
EcoAction Partners works 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
Telluride Intermediate School
Ouray public school
Ridgway public school
Norwood public school
Naturita public school
Nucla public school
Spring 2019 TOTAL Results
Over the 2019 spring term these were the accumulative results for all the schools that participated in the
Truth or Dare challenge across the San Miguel Region. In 2019 students 1st through 8th grade participated.
Students participated across the San Miguel Region including Telluride, Ouray, Ridgway, Norwood, Naturita,
Dares were completed by students
during the one week challenge
6.3 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent = 110,000 cubic feet of Greenhouse Gas Emissions saved during the challenge!