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

Manual on how to carry out and invite participants to a 7 Day Challenge

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.

Target groups

Students, entrepreneurs, change-makers, influencers, persons interested in sustainable lifestyle, staff at an office or an Embassy.

Building blocks

Inspirational stories

Learn about the first ever 7 Day Challenge in Nairobi in 2016 here.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 30,000 SEK to carry out the challenge. Application is done by filling out the application form.  Budget is limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year.

After completed event, fill out the evaluation form 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.