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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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11,494,175
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
1,219,487
731,186
meatless or vegan meals consumed
248,332
zero-waste meals consumed
96,698
locally sourced meals consumed
79,982
whole food meals consumed
63,289
organic meals consumed
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12,178,146
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
995,038
512,254
hours volunteered
379,405
conversations with people
44,148
public officials or leaders contacted
31,002
people helped
20,496
donations made
7,733
petitions signed
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9,767,258
minutes spent learning

we learn about
new solutions

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we practice
mindful consumption

Plastic Items Refused
5,381,495
3,367,357
plastic containers not sent to the landfill
950,898
plastic bottles not sent to the landfill
447,617
plastic straws not sent to the landfill
404,846
disposable cups not sent to the landfill
210,777
pieces of plastic cutlery not sent to the landfill
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44,258
trees planted

we plant seeds
for the future

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we discover alternative
ways to travel

Total Miles Traveled
1,280,514
592,241
miles traveled by carpool
419,256
miles traveled by bus
168,477
miles traveled by bike
98,456
miles traveled by foot
2,084
miles traveled by train
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7,656
community events hosted or attended

we cultivate
strong communities

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we nurture our
personal wellbeing

Total Minutes of Healthy Activity
45,171,698
14,950,412
minutes spent outdoors
12,944,255
minutes spent exercising
10,350,510
minutes not spent in front of a screen
3,850,979
minutes being mindful
3,075,542
minutes of additional sleep

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.

423,229
Changemakers
5,723,275
Actions
184
Countries
5,155
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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Then & Now: Uniting Education + Climate Action

“With the discussion courses, Northwest Earth Institute helped explain why you should change how you think and live whe…

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Connection & Climate Action in the Corporate World

Charles Neidenbach’s journey with Ecochallenge began well before his career: “It goes back to when I was getting my mas…

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One Bus Ride Home

Betty Shelley was preparing dinner one evening, when a chance encounter on her husband Jon’s bus ride home altered the …

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Drawdown Ecochallenge 2023 Collective Impact

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