Chicago Sustainability Challenge

Sponsored by the Microsoft Datacenter Community Development Team

$70,000 | Chicago | 12 Ideas

ChangeX will help you to bring new sustainability projects to your community. Our $70,000 challenge, in partnership with Microsoft, is dedicated to helping you build thriving and sustainable communities across Chicago.

How it works
  • Select an idea listed below and register to get your project page
  • Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge
  • Submit a photo and your action plan
  • Once you're active let us know what impact you are having in your community
Who can apply
  • You want to start a ChangeX idea to improve your local community
  • You're passionate about building a sustainable community where you live in Chicago
  • You are an individual, an existing local group or a community organization
What you get
  • Seed funding to start your selected idea
  • Free starter resource pack, mentorship and technology tools to get started
  • Additional impact funding, once you report back on the social impact of your active project

Explore & Pick an Idea to Start

Explore and select an idea that you want to start in your community

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Why are people starting these ideas?

The Chicago Sustainability Challenge is an opportunity for communities to come together to create a more environmentally sustainable future. We’re excited to support local action across Chicago and to see the collective impact we can have in building healthier, more sustainable communities.

- Holly Beale (Microsoft Datacenter Community Development Team)