As this year marks the half-way point to achieving the SDGs by 2030, we have interviewed 17 local champions to hopefully inspire children.
To celebrate United Nations Day and empower local children and their communities to take action towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we have met 17 remarkable individuals who are giving us local, real life examples of what these global goals can mean in everyday life, on our doorstep.
What has struck us is that their message is very much aligned: everyone can contribute with small actions!
💡 Go outdoors and connect with nature! said University of Brighton‘s Dr Catherine Kelly
💡 Pay attention to the things you buy, as “Every pound is a vote” as Dougal Alexander Fleming from Clean Growth UK put it
💡 Watch women’s football matches to foster gender equality, Karen Dobres from Lewes Football Club recommends
💡 Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth! says Fola Damola who is a water chemical engineer
💡Treat everybody with dignity and respect, encourages Councillor Bella Sankey
💡Turn the lights off when you leave the room, says Miles Davidson, local energy expert
💡Try to put the food you need on your plate, to avoid wasting it if you put too much! says Paul Loman from the The Real Junk Food Project in Brighton
💡Play in teams as we are stronger together! Martin Harris, chair of The Living Coast UNESCO Biosphere
💡Tell the story of the SDGs around you and educate your friends and family! Jonathan Cooper claims, as a former headteacher
And the list goes on!
Kicking off this video series are Katie Eberstein, from the Our City Our World environmental education programme, and Steve Kenzie, who introduce what these goals are and why they are important.