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our collective action
to create a better shared world

When we take action on real, measurable solutions, collective and positive change comes to life.

we create healthy food systems

Total Sustainable Meals Eaten
445,899
292,272
meatless or vegan meals consumed
66,131
zero-waste meals consumed
34,076
whole food meals consumed
31,231
locally sourced meals consumed
22,189
organic meals consumed
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4,733,801
pounds of CO2 have been saved

we strive for a
balanced climate

we invest in
deep equity

Actions taken for deep equity
57,615
35,214
conversations with people
9,848
public officials or leaders contacted
5,067
petitions signed
3,933
donations made
2,419
neighbors met
1,134
advocacy actions took
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2,839,273
gallons of water have been saved

we value and conserve
living water

we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,506,405
2,813,029
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
321,076
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
147,994
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
135,153
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
89,153
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill

impact conversions and event summaries

Our collective impact from Ecochallenges translates into significant real-world change. Explore how our actions ripple out into a better shared world and the reflections Ecochallenge participants gain along the way.

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Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2019

Inspired by the Australian-founded initiative, Plastic Free Ecochallenge is a month-long effort for all of us to shift …

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Asheville High School Students Step Up for Drawdown Ecochallenge 2018

In April students from Asheville High school in Asheville, North Carolina wowed us with their performance in Drawdown E…

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A Different Way: Betty Shelly

Since 2006, Betty Shelley and her husband Jon have produced just one 35-gallon garbage can of trash a year. Although th…

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