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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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6,800,408
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
758,803
470,793
meatless or vegan meals consumed
135,371
zero-waste meals consumed
63,799
locally sourced meals consumed
50,090
whole food meals consumed
38,750
organic meals consumed
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6,320,781
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
714,834
485,206
hours volunteered
168,491
conversations with people
25,467
public officials or leaders contacted
20,088
people helped
7,985
donations made
7,597
petitions signed
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3,629,563
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,197,545
3,031,762
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
533,323
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
266,586
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
219,805
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
146,069
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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22,991
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
602,217
281,072
miles traveled by bus
170,985
miles traveled by carpool
98,344
miles traveled by bike
49,732
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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3,397
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
18,506,911
7,082,407
minutes spent exercising
4,826,502
minutes spent outdoors
2,859,567
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,932,312
minutes of additional sleep
1,806,123
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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Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2021: Collective Impact

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Earth Month Ecochallenge: Drawdown 2021: Collective Impact

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

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

create more environmental + social good