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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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5,038,667
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
466,339
304,518
meatless or vegan meals consumed
69,642
zero-waste meals consumed
35,745
whole food meals consumed
32,744
locally sourced meals consumed
23,690
organic meals consumed
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3,358,801
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
69,016
37,922
conversations with people
11,439
people helped
10,443
public officials or leaders contacted
5,072
petitions signed
4,140
donations made
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1,394,341
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,537,451
2,817,397
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
331,735
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
155,690
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
143,478
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
89,151
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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6,181
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
481,420
250,161
miles traveled by bus
136,427
miles traveled by carpool
65,961
miles traveled by bike
26,787
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
8,165,312
3,046,443
minutes spent exercising
1,960,374
minutes spent outdoors
1,265,498
minutes of additional sleep
1,116,063
minutes not spent in front of a screen
776,934
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.

324,827
Changemakers
1,903,268
Actions
139
Countries
2,395
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

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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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