About Just One Thing
The Just One Thing (JOT) campaign shares simple stories of sustainability impact on the environment, our communities, or our workplaces to inspire more businesses and organizations to act. JOT Finalists, selected by a panel of independent judges, are featured at our Just One Thing Sustainability Slam, where they take to the stage to bring their stories to life in creative, high-energy, 90-second presentations. Attendees vote in real time to select the night’s winners.
This year’s Sustainability Slam will take place in November at LaBelle Winery’s Derry location on Route 111. We’re aiming to top last year’s amazing event with more interactive networking AND your great stories!
September 22, 2023 is the submission deadline.
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Just One Thing FAQs
What is a Just One Thing Story?
They are your short stories of sustainability impact on the environment, our communities, and/or our workplaces. Stories can be a workplace policy, a climate action taken, a renewable resource example, a community project, or any other innovative idea that impacts others. See past stories here.
What are the categories?
Community – large company & small company
Workplace – large company & small company
Environment – large company & small company
How do I enter?
You can submit your story by filling in a short, 3-question form.
How do I enter?
You can submit your story by filling out this short form.
What are the survey questions?
- What is a challenge or opportunity your organization faced?
- How did your organization address the challenge? What was your approach or solution?
- What impact has your organization seen as a result of this effort?
How many times can I enter?
Enter as many stories as you like in as many categories as you need.
Is there a deadline?
If you’d like your story to be considered for our next Sustainability Slam, it must be submitted before September 22, 2023.
Why are these stories important?
Every story acts as a catalyst for sustainable action and can inspire more businesses and organizations to take action. Even small acts make a big difference, and we love to hear about all the new and innovative initiatives our members and local organizations are implementing. Submit your Just One Thing story today!
How are these stories used?
Your stories are shared with our network and on social media. JOT Finalists are featured at our Just One Thing Sustainability Slam, where their stories come to life in creative, high-energy, 90-second presentations. Slam attendees vote in real time to select the night’s winners.
Do I have to submit a video?
NO. To enter our Just One Thing campaign, you complete a short form with just 3 simple questions. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to present your idea at our Sustainability Slam in November.
How are finalists determined?
A panel of independent judges selects JOT Finalists. Finalists will be determined based on the following:
- creativity in approach
- demonstrated impact
- ability to scale in other organizations
What happens if I am selected as a finalist?
Your stories come to life at our Just One Thing Sustainability Slam in November, where finalists are given the opportunity to present their story in a 90-second skit or video to a live audience of engaged business leaders and innovators. Creativity is encouraged in this fun and impactful event where Slam attendees vote in real-time to select the night’s winners in each category.
What do I get if I win?
In addition to bragging rights, winners receive awards and a prestigious sustainability badge to display on their website and social accounts. They are also featured in our network newsletter, social media, and press with a company mention. In this way, your story continues to inspire a broad audience!
Upcoming Just One Thing Events
There are currently no corresponding events with this program