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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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13,798,261
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
1,261,574
758,039
meatless or vegan meals consumed
251,757
zero-waste meals consumed
99,442
locally sourced meals consumed
84,604
whole food meals consumed
67,732
organic meals consumed
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13,558,877
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
1,014,194
518,197
hours volunteered
381,944
conversations with people
53,982
public officials or leaders contacted
31,503
people helped
20,831
donations made
7,737
petitions signed
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10,386,866
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
5,589,728
3,389,981
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
1,060,734
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
491,698
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
433,001
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
214,314
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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49,923
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
1,473,408
632,060
miles traveled by carpool
519,380
miles traveled by bus
183,632
miles traveled by bike
136,252
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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8,894
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
47,941,640
16,119,511
minutes spent outdoors
13,526,251
minutes spent exercising
10,811,109
minutes not spent in front of a screen
4,219,142
minutes being mindful
3,265,627
minutes of additional sleep

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.

451,126
Changemakers
5,723,160
Actions
191
Countries
5,261
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 Month Ecochallenge 2024: Conservation

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Then & Now: Uniting Education + Climate Action

“With the discussion courses, Northwest Earth Institute helped explain why you should change how you think and live whe…

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Connection & Climate Action in the Corporate World

Charles Neidenbach’s journey with Ecochallenge began well before his career: “It goes back to when I was getting my mas…

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One Bus Ride Home

Betty Shelley was preparing dinner one evening, when a chance encounter on her husband Jon’s bus ride home altered the …

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