This page takes a closer look at how actions were chosen/created and the different 'categories' they fall under: 'Tracking Actions', 'Low-Hanging Fruit', Less Common Actions, Higher Committment Actions and 'End-Goal Actions.
Fifty actions make up the threeACTIONS Project and are broken down into five categories of; waste, transport, water, food, energy. The actions break down larger 'end-goal' actions into smaller pieces, making them easier to gradually integrate into the habits of our daily lives naturally and in stages. Participants are encouraged to choose a variet of actions across different categories which often allow suprising connections across seemingly dissimilar topics.
Each action page begins with a header which provides important information about that action at a glance. The graphic below describes how to view this header information to help participants choose an action that aligns with their goals.
The action content is then broken down as follows:
WHY?This section explores the background research of each action and attempts to answer the following questions as completely as possible: Why is this action an important habit to integrate into our lifestyles? What are the surrounding issues? Are there multiple viewpoints on this issue? What is the core information I need to know about the impact I am creating with this action?
HOW TO DO THIS ACTION:This section walks participants through the stages and steps of integrating this action into their lifestyles and attempts to connect participants with resources which may be useful for them throughout the process.
WHAT WILL BE MEASUREDBoth quantitative and qualitative information will be tracked and measured for each action chosen. Quantitative information varies for each action and is explained in detail here. Qualtitative information is consistant across the actions and will also be recorded at intervals during the project
RESOURCESAny other relavent information which participants can use to further their konwledge of the issues they are addressing as well as alternative strategies and research
Lastly, the actions vary in difficulty and impact, allow participants of a wide variety of backgrounds and experience to find a place to grow and learn. These categories and the corresponding actions are outlined briefly below