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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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5,486,470
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
552,349
361,007
meatless or vegan meals consumed
87,591
zero-waste meals consumed
38,678
whole food meals consumed
38,347
locally sourced meals consumed
26,726
organic meals consumed
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4,378,726
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
149,474
112,368
conversations with people
13,641
public officials or leaders contacted
12,256
people helped
6,153
petitions signed
5,056
donations made
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2,033,412
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,725,647
2,855,373
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
398,381
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
193,347
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
165,236
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
113,310
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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9,880
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
517,148
257,002
miles traveled by bus
145,736
miles traveled by carpool
70,291
miles traveled by bike
42,035
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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2,287
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nuture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
11,117,196
3,571,426
minutes spent exercising
3,126,511
minutes spent outdoors
2,096,596
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,432,173
minutes of additional sleep
890,490
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.

325,976
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 Day 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

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Looking Ahead into 2020 with New Executive Direction

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