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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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7,028,149
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
803,074
490,264
meatless or vegan meals consumed
142,899
zero-waste meals consumed
71,004
locally sourced meals consumed
55,187
whole food meals consumed
43,720
organic meals consumed
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6,692,736
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
736,518
487,431
hours volunteered
184,389
conversations with people
26,960
public officials or leaders contacted
21,790
people helped
8,347
donations made
7,601
petitions signed
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3,919,489
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
4,360,310
3,063,798
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
615,689
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
293,294
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
241,481
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
146,048
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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25,162
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
623,167
287,598
miles traveled by bus
171,694
miles traveled by carpool
107,854
miles traveled by bike
53,937
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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3,662
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
21,293,573
8,198,422
minutes spent exercising
5,455,707
minutes spent outdoors
3,270,994
minutes not spent in front of a screen
2,203,320
minutes of additional sleep
2,165,130
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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The People's Ecochallenge 2021: Collective Impact

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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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