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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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6,307,810
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
638,523
406,320
meatless or vegan meals consumed
105,358
zero-waste meals consumed
48,993
locally sourced meals consumed
44,443
whole food meals consumed
33,409
organic meals consumed
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5,432,009
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
668,409
481,419
hours volunteered
137,371
conversations with people
20,237
public officials or leaders contacted
16,957
people helped
6,224
petitions signed
6,201
donations made
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2,879,907
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,904,187
2,918,015
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
456,796
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
224,600
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
188,010
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
116,766
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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18,050
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
555,182
266,776
miles traveled by bus
159,705
miles traveled by carpool
80,818
miles traveled by bike
45,799
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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2,734
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
14,525,330
5,082,073
minutes spent exercising
3,919,969
minutes spent outdoors
2,500,015
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,707,225
minutes of additional sleep
1,316,048
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 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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