7 Day Challenge
Are you interested in challenging yourself in order to gain new knowledge, insights, and make new contacts, while at the same time reducing your carbon footprint?
The 7 Day Challenge is a call to action inviting committed individuals around the world to practise sustainable urban lifestyles that will potentially improve their quality of life. The challenge involves seven days of practical sustainable solutions focusing on three categories: Live, Move and Eat that the participants communicate in their social media channels with a possible follow up event.
This toolkit contains a step-by-step manual on how to host a 7 Day Challenge.
Instruction and manual
Please use #7daychallenge in your social media work to highlight your activities with the initiative, also connected with the United Nations Sustainable Goals.
Aims and objectives
The purpose of the challenge is to encourage and strengthen sustainable urban lifestyles, based on insights from participants. The challenge aims to encourage awareness about lifestyle choices that point to sustainability.
Students, entrepreneurs, change-makers, influencers, persons interested in sustainable lifestyle, staff at an office or an Embassy.
- Application form for participants in the challenge
- Call to action template
- Follow up letter to confirmed applicants template
- Manual and inspiration for participants
- Work lab agenda
- Diploma to participants
- Invitation card template for you to update with dates and other relevant information. You may also add a partner logo in the empty space. If you wish to add more than one partner logo please contact SI.
- Why not arrange a plogging activity as part of your 7 Day Challenge?
Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK to carry out the challenge. Application is done by filling out the application form. The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.
After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.
Individuals or organisations who would like to participate or carry out a 7 Day Challenge should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.
The Swedish Institute and the Green Teams Initiative must be mentioned as partners in all communication surrounding the project.
Contact at the Swedish Institute
For more information, contact Birgitta Tennander.