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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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6,773,067
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
752,064
468,769
meatless or vegan meals consumed
132,482
zero-waste meals consumed
62,708
locally sourced meals consumed
49,734
whole food meals consumed
38,371
organic meals consumed
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6,254,872
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
710,686
484,909
hours volunteered
165,742
conversations with people
25,046
public officials or leaders contacted
19,802
people helped
7,845
donations made
7,342
petitions signed
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3,591,171
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,161,610
3,019,836
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
524,972
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
259,936
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
215,974
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
140,892
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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22,588
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
600,509
280,318
miles traveled by bus
170,985
miles traveled by carpool
97,670
miles traveled by bike
49,452
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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3,352
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
18,244,774
6,974,021
minutes spent exercising
4,768,392
minutes spent outdoors
2,825,019
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,916,317
minutes of additional sleep
1,761,025
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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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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5 Ways to Work Towards Environmental Justice from Low Waste + Sustainable Living Expert, Jhanneu

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