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](http://www.sustainableillawarra.com.au/The-SuperChallenge.html) (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](http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Bleachers/2492/), 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](http://www.sustainableillawarra.com.au/The-SuperChallenge.html) and get it in!
If you’re at all unsure, feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below or [email me](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.