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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.

The impact below is generated by actions taken on the Ecochallenge Platform since 2016. It is updated in real-time.

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7,770,480
pounds of CO2 have been saved

we strive for a
balanced climate

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we create healthy food systems

Total Sustainable Meals Eaten
1,003,397
600,522
meatless or vegan meals consumed
197,212
zero-waste meals consumed
85,297
locally sourced meals consumed
65,924
whole food meals consumed
54,442
organic meals consumed
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9,831,663
gallons of water have been saved

we value and conserve
living water

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we invest in
deep equity

Actions taken for deep equity
867,829
498,483
hours volunteered
284,758
conversations with people
32,924
public officials or leaders contacted
27,050
people helped
16,897
donations made
7,717
petitions signed
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6,366,600
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,854,214
3,241,864
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
766,650
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
366,536
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
307,722
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
171,442
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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27,357
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
696,012
321,578
miles traveled by bus
180,796
miles traveled by carpool
123,215
miles traveled by bike
68,339
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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4,801
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
31,131,402
10,498,847
minutes spent exercising
9,009,702
minutes spent outdoors
6,271,494
minutes not spent in front of a screen
2,729,710
minutes being mindful
2,621,649
minutes of additional sleep

change is made by
everyday people

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

220,976
Changemakers
1,921,272
Actions
139
Countries
2,445
Organizations

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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The People's Ecochallenge 2022: Collective Impact

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Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2022: Collective Impact

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Earth Month Ecochallenge 2022: Sustainable Development Goals Collective Impact

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The People's Ecochallenge 2021: Collective Impact

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