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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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7,474,357
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
937,728
572,332
meatless or vegan meals consumed
179,712
zero-waste meals consumed
76,115
locally sourced meals consumed
61,069
whole food meals consumed
48,500
organic meals consumed
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8,048,453
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
828,140
495,050
hours volunteered
261,788
conversations with people
29,973
public officials or leaders contacted
24,537
people helped
9,155
donations made
7,637
petitions signed
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5,656,495
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,545,894
3,132,446
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
679,823
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
318,236
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
265,664
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
149,725
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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25,873
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
658,077
301,508
miles traveled by bus
178,247
miles traveled by carpool
116,281
miles traveled by bike
59,957
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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4,010
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
27,883,546
9,764,606
minutes spent exercising
7,986,148
minutes spent outdoors
5,302,080
minutes not spent in front of a screen
2,417,929
minutes of additional sleep
2,412,783
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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