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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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7,757,886
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
1,001,732
599,412
meatless or vegan meals consumed
196,997
zero-waste meals consumed
85,102
locally sourced meals consumed
65,827
whole food meals consumed
54,394
organic meals consumed
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9,844,231
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
867,616
498,466
hours volunteered
284,627
conversations with people
32,923
public officials or leaders contacted
27,004
people helped
16,889
donations made
7,707
petitions signed
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6,359,060
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,852,119
3,241,267
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
765,618
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
366,221
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
307,571
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
171,442
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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26,854
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
689,477
316,409
miles traveled by bus
180,226
miles traveled by carpool
122,530
miles traveled by bike
68,228
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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4,800
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
31,075,176
10,472,363
minutes spent exercising
9,001,438
minutes spent outdoors
6,265,762
minutes not spent in front of a screen
2,717,268
minutes being mindful
2,618,345
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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