With its core set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s blueprint for achieving a happier and healthier world by 2030, one can wonder: how do we all manifest these goals in our own lives?

The Be the Change Initiative provides an opportunity for all of us to better “walk the talk” when it comes to the SDGs. This Initiative guides and encourages us to live more sustainable at work and at home by changing our consumption patterns, using active transport such as cycling, and buying local foods. Everyone is welcome to participate. Every little step helps – inform your family, your friends and your community about simple actions they can take in their daily lives.

An easy way to start being the change is to look at our Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World to get inspired to live sustainable every day! Another great resource is the 170 Actions to Transform the World.

It’s easy to take action – and we are going to make it easier for you to make a bigger impact! The UN has prepared a toolkit for your work, schools and universities to use to organize your own initiative – be it an internal recycling initiative or bike to work day, or something that affects your community like teaching children the importance of taking climate action.