You may have heard about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or maybe you have no clue what they are, but one thing is sure.. they are irreversible.
In 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set up by the United Nations. The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”, and intended to be achieved in 2030. Shortly said the SDGs provides businesses and individuals with handles on how to think about how we can create a more equitable, inclusive, prosperous and sustainable future.
The beauty of the goals is that every individual and every sector can contribute to them. However, it is not always as easy as it sounds. It is even known that the extravagance of the SDG’s can create a ‘frozen’ feeling when it comes to taking action, at the same time it creates a compelling feeling to address the major global challenges we are facing.
We’re here to help! We picked out a few SDGs where you can focus on
But before diving into the SDGs, focus on awareness!
learn more about Sustainable Development Goals, identify challenges and find potential impact actions you want to take
SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Find alternatives: carpools, public transport, (electric) bikes
Plug appliances into a power strip and turn them off when not in use
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
Don’t be judgemental to differences, but be open minded
Embrace differences and learn from people that are different than you
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
Don’t overbuy - plan meals and use shopping lists
Use your leftover foods of the night before as a lunch
Buy and eat seasonal products from local growers
Try to recycle and upcycle as much as you can