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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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5,500,467
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
556,435
363,309
meatless or vegan meals consumed
88,434
zero-waste meals consumed
38,911
whole food meals consumed
38,828
locally sourced meals consumed
26,953
organic meals consumed
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4,484,067
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
149,843
112,666
conversations with people
13,647
public officials or leaders contacted
12,297
people helped
6,164
petitions signed
5,069
donations made
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2,042,618
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
3,727,844
2,856,136
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
399,280
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
193,633
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
165,485
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
113,310
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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9,881
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
517,712
257,405
miles traveled by bus
145,739
miles traveled by carpool
70,363
miles traveled by bike
42,121
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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2,282
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nuture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
11,186,871
3,612,236
minutes spent exercising
3,138,141
minutes spent outdoors
2,100,821
minutes not spent in front of a screen
1,439,601
minutes of additional sleep
896,072
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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