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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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5,477,904
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
545,493
360,063
meatless or vegan meals consumed
82,000
zero-waste meals consumed
38,579
whole food meals consumed
38,190
locally sourced meals consumed
26,661
organic meals consumed
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4,361,971
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
148,118
111,954
conversations with people
13,296
public officials or leaders contacted
12,217
people helped
5,643
petitions signed
5,008
donations made
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1,984,610
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,670,062
2,837,274
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
388,735
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
182,128
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
162,592
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
99,333
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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9,770
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
516,276
256,228
miles traveled by bus
145,687
miles traveled by carpool
70,286
miles traveled by bike
41,991
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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2,221
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nuture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
11,073,021
3,554,179
minutes spent exercising
3,122,391
minutes spent outdoors
2,091,851
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,417,297
minutes of additional sleep
887,303
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.

325,976
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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Earth Day 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

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Looking Ahead into 2020 with New Executive Direction

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