In this article you will learn how the Ducky Challenge works.
What is the purpose?
The Ducky Challenge is a team challenge, where you compete to save as much CO₂ or points as possible over a period of 2 weeks with your team. By registering daily eco-friendly activities within a specific topic, you and those around you become more conscious of your own behavior.
You do not log emissions, but savings or points. This means that the challenge contains only the positive measures you can take to reduce your negative environmental impact.
The purpose of this is to gain insights into how numerous and frequent small initiatives can combine to make larger environmental impacts. For each activity, you can see how much CO₂ or points can be saved, and learn why it is important.
- For CO2e based challenges the number indicates the saving if the average Norwegian, Japanese, Irish or UK citizen did the activity.
- For point based challenges points are rewarded by the degree of the activity’s social impact: 5 points for individual impact, 10 points for social impact and 15 points for community impact.
This is a great tool for communicating and engaging everyone in the organization's sustainability strategy. Participants are triggered for climate and/or sustainability talks, testing new activities and collectively breaking down barriers to behavior change.
How does it work?
- After registering a profile and joined the Ducky Challenge the participants will be sent directly to the challenge.
- When the challenge starts, all participants can start logging their activities. It is best if the participants go in every day to become aware of their own behavior during the challenge period, but in a Ducky Challenge it is possible for the participants to log 3 days back in time.. NB! When the challenge period is over, it is no longer possible to log activities back in time.
- The challenge has four levels of competition; organization against organizations (if championship), section by section, team against other teams in the same section and individuals against each other in the team.
- You can reward the team which saves the most CO₂ or points with a prize aligned with the purpose of the challenge, or promise major investments in environmental measures and reward more than one team: for example, "highest participation".
What is included in the challenge?
- Link to invite participants to the challenge.
- Web app, with challenge interface and data visualizations.
- Widgets to display results on challenge and/or championship level, that can be distributed in internal communication channels.
- Notifications and emails summarizing the status of the challenge.
- Access articles with tips and support to complete a successful challenge in your organization.
- First-line support for all participants.
- Customer follow-up of the project leader when running a challenge for the first time.
- Report summarizing savings, behavior and translation of total savings.