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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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5,834,734
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
581,393
375,121
meatless or vegan meals consumed
92,589
zero-waste meals consumed
41,810
whole food meals consumed
41,644
locally sourced meals consumed
30,229
organic meals consumed
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4,753,236
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
157,891
118,373
conversations with people
14,770
public officials or leaders contacted
13,023
people helped
6,197
petitions signed
5,528
donations made
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2,312,873
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,788,530
2,872,473
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
421,018
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
204,615
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
177,114
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
113,310
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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12,227
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
526,115
260,570
miles traveled by bus
146,272
miles traveled by carpool
72,805
miles traveled by bike
44,384
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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2,507
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nuture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
12,772,176
4,295,656
minutes spent exercising
3,535,354
minutes spent outdoors
2,319,462
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,585,761
minutes of additional sleep
1,035,943
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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Columbus Zoo x Plastic Free Ecochallenge 2020: Collective Impact and Reflections

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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

have a look at our collective impact:

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