HOW TO JOIN AS AN INDIVIDUAL

Take action today and play your part as we work to recover better and #TurnItAround for people and planet.

The pandemic has shown how interconnected we all are, and how threats that touch us all require global action and not just powerful people but people power.

People who have done the right things, from wearing masks to staying at home, have collectively constrained the spread of the virus. They demonstrate how actions add up, and it is exactly this spirit which will take us past the turning point and on to fuel a hope revolution which delivers a healthy, just and green world where no one is left behind.

Take Action

Below are a few simple ways you, your family and your friends can take part.

ACT NOW!

Now is the time for change. Our lives depend on a healthy planet. Learn more about small steps you can take towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Join the UN’s ActNow campaign and take action. A new mobile app allows you to choose and commit to sustainable habits, track your progress and see what impact you are making.

Stop the Waste

There is enough food in the world to feed every child, woman and man on this planet. Yet, one-third of that food ends up rotting in trash bins, or spoiling during transportation and storage while 690 million people go to bed hungry every night.

Share your actions on social media

using #TurnItAround Hashtag and tagg us @SDGAction.

Before and after images

Many of us are becoming more aware that individual actions can make a big difference! Our choices matter – what is your #SDG Action? Post 2 photos or a video showing how you did something before & how you do it better now! Join the #TurnItAround Challenge and tag @SDGAction!

Eradicating Preventing and Avoidable Blindness

Eye Care for All’s mission is to ensure that all individuals have access essential eye care. To remove cataracts and thereby eradicate preventable and avoidable blindness, this organisation offers free eyesight restoration surgery to the elderly, orphans, individuals with disabilities, prisoners and refugees in the Gambia.

Let’s Do it! World

#LetsDoItWorld began in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together to clean up the entire country in just five hours. 🇪🇪  World Clean Up Day celebrated the Global Week to #Act4SDGs through its World Cleanup Day campaign – the largest single peacetime civic action in human history. In 2020, they encouraged people to Clean up with a small group of friends or family or participate digitally by deleting digital waste from their electronic devices.📱  For more information, visit digital.worldcleanupday.org.

Website: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2020/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldcleanupday.ldiw/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/worldcleanupday

Sustainable Urban Planting Initiatives in Brasilia, Brazil

Comunitarius is a volunteer group of researchers, students and local leaders in Brasilia, Brazil who aim to positively transform cities and improve food security by introducing sustainable urban planting initiatives. The volunteers first identify locations where community members are affected by hunger and poverty. They then host campaigns to obtain donations of seedlings, organic manure, land and basic equipment. In the project’s final stage, volunteers mobilise community members to plant, grow and cultivate their own food. Along with this project empowering community members, it also increasing green spaces in urban areas.

Explore their action here: https://sdgactionawards.org/initiative/1166

Social media posting: The National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan

Founded in only 2020, The National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan has already made significant contributions to achieving the #SDGs. 🙌 As part of the Global Week to #Act4SDGs, @nasdpakistan has launched a Tree Planting Drive across the cities of Islamabad, Mardan, and Rahimyar Khan. 🌳 Over 500 trees will be planted in areas facing deforestation. Thank you for your incredible impact! #TurnItAround #GlobalGoals #ClimateChange #LifeOnLand

Website: https://nasdpakistan.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasdpakistan/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NASDPakistan