Skip to content

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.

icon-balanced climate.png
6,719,225
pounds of CO2 have been saved

we strive for a
balanced climate

icon-healthy food systems.png

we create healthy food systems

Total Sustainable Meals Eaten
733,709
463,963
meatless or vegan meals consumed
122,307
zero-waste meals consumed
61,510
locally sourced meals consumed
48,558
whole food meals consumed
37,371
organic meals consumed
icon-living water.png
6,120,153
gallons of water have been saved

we value and conserve
living water

icon-deep equity.png

we invest in
deep equity

Actions taken for deep equity
698,673
484,107
hours volunteered
157,964
conversations with people
23,379
public officials or leaders contacted
19,499
people helped
7,483
donations made
6,241
petitions signed
minutes-learning-impact-icon.png
3,432,084
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

Icon - Sustainable Living

we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,023,757
2,969,643
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
497,173
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
237,494
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
202,171
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
117,276
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
planting-trees-impact-icon.png
22,238
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

transportation-impact-icon.png

we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
592,462
276,442
miles traveled by bus
170,596
miles traveled by carpool
94,502
miles traveled by bike
48,838
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
community-impact-icon.png
3,142
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

health-impact-icon.png

we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
17,787,532
6,786,779
minutes spent exercising
4,638,682
minutes spent outdoors
2,762,467
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,891,484
minutes of additional sleep
1,708,120
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.

Earth Month Ecochallenge homepage banner.jpeg

Earth Month Ecochallenge: Drawdown 2021: Collective Impact

peoples-ecochallenge-justice-for-the-whole-community

The People's Ecochallenge 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

jhanneu.png

5 Ways to Work Towards Environmental Justice from Low Waste + Sustainable Living Expert, Jhanneu

Peoples 2020_Justice.png

Transformative: A Letter from Our Executive Director

Transformative. That’s the word I heard a friend use to describe this year as we progress through it; and it made me pa…

create more environmental + social good