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Take the next step for the environment

EcoChallenge invites people to change their ways for two weeks in October


Want to take an extra eco-step for the environment?

The Portland-based Northwest Earth Institute is planning its annual EcoChallenge, in which teams make commitments to change their practices for two weeks, in a friendly green competition.

The 2012 EcoChallenge takes place in October, but teams are already organizing to enter the competition. Twenty-three teams have already signed up, ranging from employees of Intel Corp. to SAIF Corp. to Lewis & Clark College. Out-of-state groups also are participating, including folks from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and George Mason University.

For more information: ecochallenge.org.