Be the Change week
18-24 June 2017, UN Headquarters New York
As United Nations staff members, we dedicate our careers to improving the lives of others around the world. The adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with its core set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the UN’s blueprint for achieving a happier and healthier world by 2030. But how do we manifest these goals in our own lives?
Be the Change week will provide an opportunity for us to better “walk the talk” when it comes to the SDGs. During the week, staff will be encouraged to live more sustainably, by changing their consumption patterns, using active transport and buying local foods. Each day, participants will receive an email outlining the sustainability challenge of the day, with tips on how to achieve it. Your family, friends and roommates are encouraged to participate, too. The day’s challenge will be backed up by special events at UNHQ that you can participate in that day to learn more about living sustainable in New York.
Here’s the focus of each day:
Sunday, 18 June: Consumption (Goal 12)
Monday, 19 June: Trash (Goal 13)
Tuesday, 20 June: Transport (Goal 11)
Wednesday, 21 June: Food (Goal 2)
Thursday, 22 June: Water and Energy (Goals 6 and 7)
Friday, 23 June: Give Back (All goals)
Saturday, 24 June: Reflection (Goal 17)
Sign up to receive the Be the Change Handbook here for an overview of the week and tips on living sustainably in New York.
Here’s a list of restaurants near UNHQ NY that allow you to bring your own container, to have a more sustainable lunch!
Thanks for joining us!
Be the Change: Take the Sustainability Challenge
Activities at UNHQ
** Opportunity to win a free Citibike pass at events all week **
Monday – No Trash Day:
Tuesday – Active Transport Day:
Wednesday – Local Food Day (also International Day of Yoga):
Thursday – Water & Electricity Day:
Friday – Give Back Day (also UN Public Service Day):