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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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7,009,500
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
799,907
488,478
meatless or vegan meals consumed
142,516
zero-waste meals consumed
70,397
locally sourced meals consumed
54,965
whole food meals consumed
43,551
organic meals consumed
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6,676,864
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
735,482
487,392
hours volunteered
183,719
conversations with people
26,794
public officials or leaders contacted
21,642
people helped
8,334
donations made
7,601
petitions signed
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3,907,224
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,358,003
3,062,979
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
614,765
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
292,999
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
241,212
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
146,048
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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25,020
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
617,836
285,397
miles traveled by bus
171,608
miles traveled by carpool
104,843
miles traveled by bike
53,904
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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3,656
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
21,222,660
8,164,098
minutes spent exercising
5,445,417
minutes spent outdoors
3,266,949
minutes not spent in front of a screen
2,197,418
minutes of additional sleep
2,148,778
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 2021: Collective Impact

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Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2021: Collective Impact

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Earth Month Ecochallenge: Drawdown 2021: Collective Impact

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The People's Ecochallenge 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

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