This year Grace has joined the c-change team for her placement module whilst studying for her MA in Philosophy and Politics. Grace has developed the SDG Spotlight campaign to engage and educate the University community on the UN SDGs – and we’re really proud of her campaign!
SDG Spotlight campaign
Throughout April and May Grace will be taking over the c-change channels to focus some of our content on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – or SDGs for short – through our SDG Spotlight campaign.
What are the SDGs?
The SDGs were adopted by 193 UN Members in 2015, as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. There are 17 interlinked goals that demand transformative change on a global scale – designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.
Each goal is a series of targets that all UN member states have agreed to have achieved by the year 2030. This deadline can be a helpful tool to refer to in a turbulent time regarding the environment, particularly for students and young people who – understandably – can feel lost and ignored by world leaders.
c-change and the SDGs
This ties in with our work at freshers fair 2021, where a lot of the feedback was that in regards to climate change, it can be hard to know where to begin. The aim of our SDG Spotlight campaign is therefore to make the contents of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals more accessible and present their demands in a condensed series of social media and blog posts, with the 17 goals broken down and categorised to make digesting the information an easier task and to raise awareness about 4 key areas where a goal is being worked towards.
The 4 categories are health, equality, sustainability, and peace and partnership.