ear Ecochallenge.org Community,
As we close our fourth-consecutive year of record impact and participation, there are some important updates I would like to share with you as we enter 2020, a pivotal year of change.
First, we recently launched our new website and brand as Ecochallenge.org
. It’s been several years in the making, and we are so thrilled to share a new identity that matches the spirit of our work and global reach. Please enjoy, and let us know what you think!
Second, our Executive Director of four years, David Macek, has decided to move to Cleveland, Ohio this fall with his wife and daughter to be closer to family. He will be greatly missed, and his tenure will be remembered as a time of unprecedented expansion for our programs and impact. Since 2016, program participation has increased six-fold to over 60,000 people this year, and the Ecochallenge Platform has been internationally recognized as an innovative tool for putting sustainability solutions into action.
After a thorough review of options, the board has unanimously decided to promote senior staff member of 8+ years, Liz Zavodsky, into the Executive Director role in January. We are delighted that she will be leading the way into our bright future!
Our detailed transition plan also includes a new position to support our ambitious future goals. Please see below for the search announcement of Product Lead for the Ecochallenge Platform. This role is a major milestone in the advancement of our fast-growing digital program. It will serve as a cornerstone of expertise for ensuring the Ecochallenge Platform keeps pace with its demand as a preeminent tool for taking meaningful and measurable collective action.
As we look to 2020, we are eager for the year ahead and all its wonder, including the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. We are working on a program lineup that meets the magnitude of the moment, so please stay tuned for announcements and follow us online to see how you can get involved in connecting the dots between our actions and collective impact to create more environmental and social good.
Thank you for being a valued member of our community.
Board Chair, Ecochallenge.org
As the foremost offering of Ecochallenge.org, the Ecochallenge Platform is an award-winning digital tool for sharing, learning, and taking measurable action on sustainability solutions.
The Product Lead (PL) will be responsible for the vision and development of the Ecochallenge Platform. As part of a small team, the PL will work with consulting developers, event and platform support personnel, and be responsible for the overall product roadmap, sourcing insights from program and engagement leads. Additionally, in collaboration with the Executive Director and with support from the Digital Operations Manager, the PL will hold a lead role in the sales and project management for custom clients.
Ecochallenge.org 2.0 – ready for 2020 and beyond.
After so much thought, love, and care, our renewed brand and refined website are here.
2020 will be a significant year for sustainability efforts across the world – Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, a continued push for a plastic-free world, weekly School Strikes for Climate, ongoing Global Climate Strikes, and the mark of 10 years left to reach our Sustainable Development Goals – and we need every single one of us to take action. We invite you to explore our new website and find ways to contribute to our collective impact for a better shared world. Thank you!