1 Mar 2024


Did you need some ideas to help you get started on your Challenge 60 journey? You came to the right place!

Challenge 60 is the world’s biggest movement to protect our environment - and get people active in nature. From 1 March until the night of Earth Hour, 23 March, we’re inviting you to join us in dedicating 60 minutes each day to being active outdoors. It’s a chance to reconnect with nature, boost your well-being and show your support for a greener future. Whether you're lacing up your running shoes, getting your hands dirty in the garden, or finding peace through meditation, there's no limit to your Challenge 60 journey. And the best part? We’re here to support you every step of the way with exciting incentives to keep you motivated! You can sign up solo or rally your friends, family and colleagues to join in the fun. Together, we’ll not only improve our health but also make a meaningful impact on the planet. Every dollar raised during your Challenge 60 journey will support critical conservation projects that protect our wildlife and wild places. So, are you ready to get started, get active and help the planet? If you haven't already, sign up for Challenge 60 today, and let’s make a difference this Earth Hour! Here are ten exciting ways to jump into your Challenge 60 journey!

1. Swimming in nature

This is one of our favourite ways to escape a hot and humid summer’s day. Swimming, in general, is fantastic for your physical and mental health, but doing it in natural bodies of water adds an extra element of calm and connection with nature. From sun-kissed beaches to wild waterfalls, there’s no shortage of stunning spots for you to take a dip and cool off in Australia. So grab your swimsuit and make a splash this Earth Hour!

2. Practice meditation

Find your inner calm and practice mindfulness with a peaceful meditation session in nature. Meditation can help improve all areas of life - your mental health, ability to concentrate and even your physical well-being. It can be done on the beach, in a park, or even on your balcony; there are no rules! Try following a guided meditation to help get you started, and before you know it, meditation will become a part of your daily routine. Time to breathe deep and let your worries float away on the breeze.

3. Hit up the hiking trails

Hiking doesn’t have to mean climbing Mount Everest - there are trails suited for every skill level! From leisurely strolls to overnight adventures, hiking is the perfect way to appreciate nature at your own pace. Start with a beginner-grade trail and gradually work up to more challenging treks. Not only will you get a great workout, but you'll also boost your mood just by being in nature. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for wildlife and remember to leave no trace.

4. Outdoor yoga

Strike a pose and find your zen in the great outdoors! Yoga is fantastic for physical and mental health, and doing it in nature is even better. Breathing in fresh air and soaking up sunlight enhances the benefits of your practice, all while improving your flexibility and strength. Whether you join a group class in the park or find your flow solo, yoga is a fantastic new hobby to pick up this Earth Hour. Namaste, Mother Nature!

5. Get gardening

Want to get outside without going far? Head to your backyard or balcony! Gardening is the perfect opportunity to rollup your sleeves, get your hands dirty and connect with nature right at your doorstep. And if you don’t have a space, reach out to your local community garden group. Joining a community garden is a great way to get active and connect with fellow green thumbs. So grab your gloves and watch your garden bloom!

6. Take your bike for a spin

It’s time to dust off your old bike and hit the open road. Cycling is a perfect low-impact exercise to get you started on your Challenge 60 journey. It’s great for working your leg muscles and cardiovascular fitness and an eco-friendly mode of transportation. Try riding to work or going for a sunrise spin this Earth Hour, and you’ll soon see how biking is a fantastic way to help the planet.

7. Reading

Exercising your mind is a fantastic non-physical way to join Challenge 60 this Earth Hour. Reading or listening to audiobooks outside is a relaxing way to be active in nature, so why not get out of your comfort zone and try a new genre? Whether it’s a thought-provoking memoir or a gripping fiction, find something new that perks your interest and make the effort to read it in nature. Grab a blanket and snacks for maximum reading comfort!

8. Running

If you’ve been thinking about taking up jogging, this is your sign! Ditch the gym and lace up those sneakers; it’s time to explore nature’s playground. Running in the fresh air reduces stress, improves mental clarity, and gives you a sense of freedom that isn’t found on a treadmill. Running routes are often located in the most beautiful parts of nature - from lush forests to stunning beaches, you’ll be able to find trails almost anywhere. Join a local running group to help keep you motivated and find some new adventures in nature!

9. Join an outdoor team sport

Rally some friendly competition this Earth Hour by joining an outdoor team sport. Whether you’re kicking goals in soccer or serving aces on a volleyball court, outdoor team sports are a great way to get active and connect with people in the great outdoors. So gather your squad, sign up for Challenge 60 and get ready to make some unforgettable memories!

10. Birdwatching

Whether you're spotting colourful songbirds in the park or majestic raptors in the wilderness, birdwatching is a calming, low-impact way to be active in nature. Time to grab your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled! Are you ready to get your body moving this Earth Hour? Sign up to Challenge 60 throughout March and show your support for a sustainable future!