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Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge 2009 Call For Participants

6 May 2009 7 Comments

Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge Sign-Up

The Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge, the program that started us working on being more sustainable (and which led to the creation of this blog!), is calling for 50 new participants for Round 2 (scroll down a little on that page and you’ll see a photo of us!).

Although the name sounds like an eco version of It’s A Knockout, it’s really nothing like that. It’s not a competition, and you are only challenging yourself to live more sustainably.

The Sustainable Illawarra team will support the Super Challenge households to achieve the sustainability goals they set for themselves. Each household receives a $200 sustainability starter kit, as well as the opportunity to attend relevant workshops and to network with other Super Challenge households. All you need to do is agree to share your story and progress with the organisers.

This program is seeking people from all walks of life, so they can get a good cross-section of the community involved. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, married, renting, buying a house, retired, working or on welfare. You just have to be living in the Illawarra (i.e. Wollongong, Shellharbour or Kiama Council areas) and willing to have a go.

I highly recommend it!

UPDATE: Applications have been extended to Monday 18 May 2009, so grab the form and get it in!

If you’re at all unsure, feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below or email me. I don’t work for Sustainable Illawarra nor claim to represent them, but I can tell you what the Super Challenge has been like from a participant’s point of view.


  • Gavin said:

    Hi Darren. I would like to give it a go, but obviously Melton is a little too far away from the Illawarra.

    It definitely sounds like something we could promote within our sustainable living group!


  • Darren (author) said:

    @Gavin: Hehe, yeah, you’re probably a tad outside our municipal boundaries :-). Down the track, though, it would be worth your group investigating the funding and structure of the Sustainable Illawarra project and maybe proposing something similar to your council. It’s certainly been a good thing for this area, with lots of workshops and other events being put on and lots of community engagement. Hope Kim is feeling better, and catch you again soon.

  • Happyearth said:

    Wonderful to see you are enjoying the Super Challenge and encouraging others to join the second round!

    The closing date has just been extended until next Mon 18th May, giving some extra time for local promotion 🙂


    Ally (and I confess I do work for the Sustainable Illawarra program, and love meeting people with such enthusiasm for sustainable living through the Super Challenge program!) http://www.happyearth.com.au

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Ally: Thanks! I’ll update the post.

  • Kim Dove said:

    Hi Darren, would love you send out the word about our sustainable housing forums for the south coast and southern highlands. Thanks Kim

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Kim: Done. There are links in the Events list and on the Green Directory.

  • Kim Dove said:

    Thanks Darren, much appreicated.