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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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5,956,782
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
597,269
380,677
meatless or vegan meals consumed
97,992
zero-waste meals consumed
43,305
locally sourced meals consumed
43,303
whole food meals consumed
31,992
organic meals consumed
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5,017,279
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
645,273
480,282
hours volunteered
124,433
conversations with people
15,200
public officials or leaders contacted
13,527
people helped
6,202
petitions signed
5,629
donations made
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2,512,272
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,860,097
2,900,145
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
440,885
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
218,298
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
184,214
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
116,555
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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12,542
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
528,494
261,340
miles traveled by bus
146,563
miles traveled by carpool
73,656
miles traveled by bike
44,851
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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2,610
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
13,357,116
4,526,414
minutes spent exercising
3,694,903
minutes spent outdoors
2,397,269
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,636,161
minutes of additional sleep
1,102,369
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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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

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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…

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Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2020: Our Collective Impact and Reflections

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