52 Weekly Challenges

SustainableQATAR 52 weekly challenges – one challenge per week for a whole year themed by month – are Qatar-specific and Qatar-relevant opportunities for all residents to take actions in personal life, work and within our communities. Read more

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Challenge #1 ~
WATER:
Smart Gardening

You enjoy gardening and are desperate to green your backyard. Grow your dream garden sustainably.

Challenge #2 ~
WATER:
Shorter Showers

The Power of a Shorter Shower!

Challenge #3 ~
WATER:
Leaky Fixtures

Did you know that even a slowly leaking fixture can waste as much as 12 lattes worth of water in a single day?

CHALLENGE #4 ~
WATER:
Every Drop Counts

Turn the unconscious conscious and look for daily water savings!

Challenge #5 ~
TRANSPORTATION: Ride Sharing

Sharing a ride, whether in your own car or a taxi, reduces the environmental impact of your ride by at least half.

Challenge #6 ~
TRANSPORTATION: Walking & Biking

Walk and bike for more human connection and less stress.

Challenge #7 ~ TRANSPORTATION: Avoiding Idling

Idling your car engine releases as much pollution as a moving car.

Challenge #8 ~ TRANSPORTATION: Smart Driving

Can you really be more sustainable while driving in Qatar?

Challenge #9 ~ TRANSPORTATION: Electric & Hybrid Cars

It’s fast. It’s cool. It’s electric.

Challenge #10 ~ CLOSE THE LOOP:
Say No To Packaging

Simple ways to reduce the amount of packaging used once and thrown away

Challenge #12 ~
CLOSE THE LOOP:
Beyond Recycling

Reduce, Reuse, Remake, Refuse, Respect, Repair, Restore, Recycle, Remember

Challenge #14 ~
HOLIDAYS:

Take Direct Flights

Save your health and time by taking direct flights

Challenge #15 ~ HOLIDAYS: Agritourism

Thrill on a Farm: Homestays and Farmstays save your health and time

Challenge #17 ~ HOLIDAYS:
Staycation

Sand & Sea, Culture & Malls – without Stress or Emissions

Challenge #20 ~ FOOD: Growing Our Own

What beats locally grown organic food? Your own-grown organic food!

Challenge #21 ~ FOOD: Cancer Fighting SuperFoods

Lower your risk factors for developing cancer

Challenge #23 ~ FINANCES: Green Investment

Future-proof your financial assets

Challenge #24 ~ FINANCES: Green Banking

Understanding financial products and services (loans and bonds) for impact and driving market demand climate solutions.

Challenge #25 ~ FINANCES: Value-based Spending

Making our voices heard by letting our values speak for us

Challenge #26 ~ FINANCES: Fintech

Using financial technology to save money and time, and help preserve the environment

Challenge #27 ~ TECHNOLOGY: Smart Purchasing

Using financial technology to save money and time, and help preserve the environment

Challenge #28 ~ TECHNOLOGY: Power Management

Save power, money, and carbon with a few simple power management tricks

Challenge #29 ~ TECHNOLOGY: Paper-less?

Can we go paperless? Or should we aim for less paper?

Challenge #30 ~ TECHNOLOGY: eWaste

What contains a higher concentration of precious metals than one ton of mined ore?

Challenge #31 ~ TECHNOLOGY: Tech FOR Sustainability

Is technology good or bad for the environment? It depends on how you use it and what you use it for.

Challenge #32 ~ GARDENING: Healthy Soils

Producing healthy soils from homemade compost and natural soil amendments

Challenge #33 ~ GARDENING: Proper Plant Selection

Selecting the right plants for a water-sensitive cheerful garden. 

Challenge #34 ~ GARDENING: Beneficial Bugs

Bees, birds, and beneficial bugs – ‘Jurassic Park’ in our backyards.

Challenge #35 ~ GARDENING: Furniture Treatment

A Kitchen Treatment for Wooden Garden Furniture.

Challenge #36 ~ Fashion: Wear Your Values

With Sustainable Fashion, we can speak without talking when we wear our values.

Challenge #37 ~ FASHION: Shop your closet

For sustainable fashion, shop your closet

CHALLENGE #38 ~ FASHION: EXTEND THE LIFE OF CLOTHES

Sustainable Fashion – Make it last. Wash Less – Fight ocean plastics!

CHALLENGE #39 ~ FASHION: Swap & Exchange

Sustainable Fashion – Swap & Exchange!

CHALLENGE #40 ~ HEALTHY HOMES: Healthy Kitchens

How to be healthy AND sustainable in your kitchen

CHALLENGE #41 ~ HEALTHY HOMES: Healthy Bathrooms

Let’s remove toxins from our bathrooms!

CHALLENGE #42 ~ HEALTHY HOMES: Healthy Living RooMS

Living Rooms are for living. Let’s keep them toxin-free!

CHALLENGE #43 ~ HEALTHY HOMES: Healthy BedrooMS

The hours spent sleeping are critical to our well-being. Let’s keep them toxin-free!

CHALLENGE #44 ~ HEALTHY HOMES: Healthy Kids’ Rooms

Our children are our most valuable asset, our future. Let’s keep their play spaces toxin-free!

CHALLENGE #45 ~ Green Chemistry: PEST CONTROL

Rid your homes of pests – safely and responsibly.

CHALLENGE #46 ~ GREEN CHEMISTRY: HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS

Clean your home without using toxic chemicals.

CHALLENGE #48 ~ GREEN CHEMISTRY: REFRIGERANTS

Refrigerants are a huge contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

CHALLENGE #50 ~ THINK GLOBALLY, ACT Locally: BUILDINGS AND CITIES

Solutions for Buildings and Cities to reduce GHG emissions

CHALLENGE #51 ~ THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY: Materials

Solutions for Materials to reduce GHG emissions

CHALLENGE #52 ~ THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY: Food

Solutions for Food to reduce GHG emissions