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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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6,096,971
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
607,123
386,222
meatless or vegan meals consumed
100,301
zero-waste meals consumed
44,660
locally sourced meals consumed
43,614
whole food meals consumed
32,326
organic meals consumed
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5,161,066
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
658,599
480,603
hours volunteered
133,049
conversations with people
19,086
public officials or leaders contacted
13,863
people helped
6,221
petitions signed
5,777
donations made
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2,623,856
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,865,354
2,902,661
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
442,468
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
218,587
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
184,870
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
116,768
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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16,047
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
542,288
265,032
miles traveled by bus
153,513
miles traveled by carpool
76,748
miles traveled by bike
44,911
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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2,634
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
13,610,411
4,619,731
minutes spent exercising
3,742,927
minutes spent outdoors
2,422,766
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,646,038
minutes of additional sleep
1,178,949
minutes being mindful

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 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

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5 Ways to Work Towards Environmental Justice from Low Waste + Sustainable Living Expert, Jhanneu

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Transformative: A Letter from Our Executive Director

Transformative. That’s the word I heard a friend use to describe this year as we progress through it; and it made me pa…

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Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

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