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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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6,760,689
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
741,094
467,677
meatless or vegan meals consumed
123,538
zero-waste meals consumed
62,476
locally sourced meals consumed
49,280
whole food meals consumed
38,123
organic meals consumed
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6,202,983
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
701,654
484,349
hours volunteered
159,072
conversations with people
24,594
public officials or leaders contacted
19,737
people helped
7,657
donations made
6,245
petitions signed
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3,473,923
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,035,734
2,973,132
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
501,261
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
239,755
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
204,305
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
117,281
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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22,494
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
598,343
279,171
miles traveled by bus
170,890
miles traveled by carpool
96,858
miles traveled by bike
49,340
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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3,158
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
18,180,696
6,948,386
minutes spent exercising
4,746,691
minutes spent outdoors
2,814,947
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,914,872
minutes of additional sleep
1,755,800
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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