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seeing systems: peace, justice, and sustainability

2nd edition is now available!

We've revised one of our most popular discussion courses, Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability, to offer a wider spectrum of voices and stories. Connect the dots between three of society’s most pressing challenges with this discussion course to guide you.

we strive for environmental and social good within
six shared goals

These six shared goals are the collaborative change goals – values – that sit at the heart of our work and what we wish to see in our world.

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Sustainable Living

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Healthy Food Systems

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Deep Equity

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Living Water

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Balanced Climate

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Mindful Consumption

incremental change
activates exponential change

We invest in deep equity.

actions taken for deepening equity

hours volunteered
public officials or leaders contacted
people helped
petitions signed
donations made
advocacy actions completed

meet the people
connecting the dots

Here are stories of everyday people who transformed their intentions into actions, and activated change where they live, work, gather, and share.


Missouri Botanical Gardens takes on Plastic Free Ecochallenge!

Partner Impact

“It is globally agreed that botanical gardens are incredibly important to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” Joyce says. “We know that our reliance on single use plastics and fossil fuels needs to decline. These things end up in the wrong places – in waterways, affecting fish and birds and mammals. Ecosystem damage also damages plants. Humans can’t live without plants. That’s why it was really important to us to get involved this year.”

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Asheville High School

Drawdown Ecochallenge winners

In Spring 2018, 512 students and staff from Asheville High School in North Carolina won the Drawdown Ecochallenge with the goal to have every Environmental Science student on campus be able to identify, communicate and practice concrete actions that reverse global warming.

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A Different Way with Betty Shelly

Individual action can create significant impact.

Since 2006, Betty Shelley and her husband Jon have produced just one 35-gallon garbage can of trash a year. Although they are Master Recyclers, Betty and Jon did not get to one can of garbage a year through recycling alone. They practice the “3 Rs” of reducing, reusing, and recycling, and they’ve added a few more “Rs” along the way.

behavior change takes learning

It takes learning and practice to solidify environmentally and socially good habits.

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[Mini Session] Menu for the Future

Preview the first session of Menu for the Future.

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[Mini Session] A Different Way

Preview the first session of A Different Way.


Building Bridges

A toolkit for meaningful conversations and effective dialogue.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Learn about our commitment to a global model for change.


Earth Day 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

have a look at our collective impact:


COVID-19 Letter to Educators

These are stressful and uncertain times, and we hope that you, your families, and your students are healthy during them…

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Yes, and...

Yes, and…Connecting the Dots for Climate Solutionsby: Lacy Cagle, Ecochallenge.orgIn the human experience, as much conn…

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The People's Ecochallenge 2019

Our People's Ecochallenge 2019 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this Ec…

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Choices for Sustainable Living

Choices for Sustainable Living provides participants a powerful opportunity to explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives.

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Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice & Sustainability

Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability connects the dots between three of society’s most pressing challenges and helps participants find pathways for powerful change in our everyday lives.

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A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World

A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World connects our individual values and actions to the larger picture and helps us to find power to make real change in our lives, communities, and in the world at large.

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Menu for the Future

Menu for the Future helps you explore the connection between food and sustainability. Together, you discover food choices that are good for you and the health of our environment.

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