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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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13,449,195
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
1,260,930
757,582
meatless or vegan meals consumed
251,617
zero-waste meals consumed
99,395
locally sourced meals consumed
84,604
whole food meals consumed
67,732
organic meals consumed
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13,394,001
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
1,013,825
518,135
hours volunteered
381,662
conversations with people
53,965
public officials or leaders contacted
31,500
people helped
20,826
donations made
7,737
petitions signed
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10,373,501
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
5,589,498
3,389,754
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
1,060,734
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
491,695
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
433,001
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
214,314
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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49,919
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
1,453,308
623,181
miles traveled by carpool
515,169
miles traveled by bus
180,411
miles traveled by bike
132,463
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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8,894
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
47,853,092
16,116,354
minutes spent outdoors
13,518,928
minutes spent exercising
10,810,879
minutes not spent in front of a screen
4,141,304
minutes being mindful
3,265,627
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.

423,229
Changemakers
5,723,275
Actions
184
Countries
5,155
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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Earth Month Ecochallenge 2024: Conservation

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Then & Now: Uniting Education + Climate Action

“With the discussion courses, Northwest Earth Institute helped explain why you should change how you think and live whe…

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Connection & Climate Action in the Corporate World

Charles Neidenbach’s journey with Ecochallenge began well before his career: “It goes back to when I was getting my mas…

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One Bus Ride Home

Betty Shelley was preparing dinner one evening, when a chance encounter on her husband Jon’s bus ride home altered the …

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