an environmental campaign inspiring healthy use of the world’s natural resources
to educate people with simple and effective ways to minimize their ecological footprint
to create the most healthy, happy & beautiful world possible!
We invite YOU to join us in the Tiny Footprint Challenge!!
To “ACCEPT the Challenge” you must agree to take ONE STEP of ACTION in the next month!
Each month you have the option to take a Baby Step, Standard Stride or Giant Leap – depending on what feels right for you at this moment in your life!
Challenge Steps for each month…
Enjoy the Planet/Connect with Nature! (December)
Why this Challenge?!
Our planet is currently facing very real concerns with regards to the health of our global ecosystem. One of the largest contributors to these issues is our collective ecologic footprint as a human species. Our modern societal behaviors consume a large amount of natural resources and utilize large amounts of energy, hence generating large amounts of hazardous greenhouse gases that are negatively affecting the health of our biosphere. In December, “representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord at the UN Global Climate Summit in Paris that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change.” (New York Times: LINK)
The Earth itself, and governments all around the world are PUTTING OUT THE CALL… our planet needs HELP… and WE are ANSWERING the CALL!! WE are STEPPING into ACTION to create the most healthy, beautiful, thriving and regenerative world we KNOW is possible!!
Phase I & II
The 1st year the challenge will be focused in the San Diego region (yet we will have some participants from other places around the globe). The second year an educational tour will promote the initiative throughout California, Oregon and Washington. The 3rd year the initiative will be promoted through all 50 states.
The 3rd phase of the challenging will include a Tiny House Eco-Design Challenge with architecture students in San Diego, as well as a Traveling Educational Tour that will promote the Tiny Footprint Challenge throughout California, Oregon and Washington.
Design and build the most affordable and ecologically designed tiny house on the planet that is designed specifically for the Southern California semiarid/mediterranean climatic zone.
Traveling Educational Tour
Once the winning tiny house is built it will become part of a traveling educational tour promoting awareness of the Tiny Footprint Challenge. The tiny house tour and staff will travel up and down the west coast sharing ecologic inspiration at schools, conferences, festivals and events.
Each element of the challenge will provide information, inspiration and insight into the preliminary plans and designs for our first Local Earth Village. The winning tiny house design will also be included in the open-source community development plans for the villages. The Local Earth Villages will serve as innovative societal models for urban planning and sustainable community development. We will be developing the 1st prototype Living Cluster in Southern California.