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Green Movement Scavenger Hunt

Green Movement Scavenger Hunt

Get Outside and Explore Your Neighborhood

sustainNU and HR Well-being have partnered to bring you the Green Movement Scavenger Hunt June 15 - 19, 2020!

This scavenger hunt will get you out and moving, looking for sustainability features that make our neighborhoods greener and healthier for our communities. Get out for a walk or a bike ride and look for sustainability features around your neighborhood in the following categories - Water, Energy, Transportation, Materials & Waste, and Community & Nature.

Scavenger Hunt Daily Goals: 

  • Walk or bike at least 30 minutes each day 
  • Find at least one sustainability feature each day 

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Practicing sustainability contributes to clean air, energy efficiency and reduced waste within your community. Many sustainability practices also reduce the cost of living associated with your home and increase your overall well-being physically and mentally.

At the end of the week, please share your discoveries and movement practices!


How to participate 

Each day, we encourage you to get outside and explore your neighborhood by bike or on foot. Aim to walk or bike 30 minutes each day and find at least one new sustainability feature while you are outside. 

Before you head out

Cyclists: Check out these Smart Cycling videos from the League of American Bicyclists and take the bike safety quiz by Ride Illinois to brush up on the rules of the road. 

Make time to stretch 

Walkers: While it may not feel necessary, stretching before going for a walk helps to prepare your body for movement. 

Explore why walking is the most popular form of exercise with this article.

Green Movement Scavenger Hunt Worksheet: Use this worksheet to track your progress throughout the week. You can download a fillable version or print if preferred. 

Explore your neighborhood

While you are out, look for the sustainability features listed below. Please share what you find with sustainNU by posting on social media, tagging @sustainNU and #GreenMovementScavengerHunt. We can't wait to see what you find! 

Sustainability Features 
Materials & Waste 
Community & Nature 

After you get back home 

And when you're finished, don't forget to cool down: 

If you are interested in connecting with other cyclists, you can join the Bike Northwestern Facebook Group and the Bike Commuters Listserv. 


Thank you for participating in the Green Movement Scavenger HuntShare your discoveries with us and movement practices. Please take this short 5 minute survey. 

share your discoveries!