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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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5,059,125
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
471,105
307,196
meatless or vegan meals consumed
71,008
zero-waste meals consumed
35,895
whole food meals consumed
33,225
locally sourced meals consumed
23,781
organic meals consumed
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3,535,921
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
69,742
38,462
conversations with people
11,516
people helped
10,496
public officials or leaders contacted
5,073
petitions signed
4,195
donations made
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1,403,341
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,539,094
2,817,932
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
332,142
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
156,373
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
143,496
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
89,151
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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6,394
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
485,987
251,172
miles traveled by bus
139,714
miles traveled by carpool
66,100
miles traveled by bike
26,917
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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1,470
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nuture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
8,184,948
3,053,476
minutes spent exercising
1,962,587
minutes spent outdoors
1,267,658
minutes of additional sleep
1,118,983
minutes not spent in front of a screen
782,244
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.

325,641
Changemakers
1,914,060
Actions
139
Countries
2,428
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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Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2019

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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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The People's Ecochallenge 2019

Our People's Ecochallenge 2019 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this Ec…

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