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environmental + social change through
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Engage with fellow humans who envision a better shared world through our transformative Ecochallenges and Discussion Courses.

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Join hundreds of thousands of everyday people creating habits and taking action for a better shared world.

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Dive into environmental and social justice conversations.

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environmental and social change conversations

At the heart of a better shared world are the interconnections between environmental change and social change. Our Discussion Course Books offer a spectrum of perspectives and resources for engaged readers to explore how our individual thought and deed impact the places in which we live, work, learn, gather, and share.

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[Mini Session] Choices for Sustainable Living

Preview the first session of Choices for Sustainable Living.

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[Mini Session] Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability

Preview the first session of Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability


[Mini Session] Hungry for Change

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[Mini Session] Menu for the Future

Preview the first session of Menu for the Future.

change is made by
everyday people

Since 1993, Ecochallengers far and wide from all walks of life have come together to take action for a better shared world.


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.

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