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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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11,199,795
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
1,205,683
720,340
meatless or vegan meals consumed
247,984
zero-waste meals consumed
96,361
locally sourced meals consumed
78,196
whole food meals consumed
62,802
organic meals consumed
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12,010,370
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
985,000
508,730
hours volunteered
378,706
conversations with people
38,820
public officials or leaders contacted
30,506
people helped
20,505
donations made
7,733
petitions signed
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9,426,321
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
5,310,072
3,365,298
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
903,398
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
431,904
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
401,238
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
208,234
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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39,933
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
1,219,294
590,197
miles traveled by carpool
374,679
miles traveled by bus
167,950
miles traveled by bike
84,384
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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6,455
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
44,459,335
14,486,261
minutes spent outdoors
12,804,341
minutes spent exercising
10,293,160
minutes not spent in front of a screen
3,836,786
minutes being mindful
3,038,787
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.

423,229
Changemakers
5,723,275
Actions
184
Countries
5,155
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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One Bus Ride Home

Betty Shelley was preparing dinner one evening, when a chance encounter on her husband Jon’s bus ride home altered the …

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The People's Ecochallenge 2022: Collective Impact

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