The Water Table is mine and my sister’s table on which we’re displaying information on the issues surrounding single-use petroleum plastic, alternatives to plastic and facts about our campaign, as well as games and interactive activities to help engage the younger generation.
One of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development that we have been focussing this year is Goal 12: Responsible Consumption. Whilst the UN states have agreed to take action on responsible consumption, we also have a personal responsibility. Here are some simple steps to becoming a more responsible consumer.
Billions of clear, single-use plastic bottles are made, used and binned annually, and we don’t think this should be the case. But instead of waiting for someone else who feels the same way to do something about it, we’ve set up our campaign, Clear Plastic Bottles.
All the issues raised by the Global Goals campaign are important but the one that I feel passionate about is Life Below Water (goal number 14). There are so many other threats that face animals as well as this. We decided to focus on plastic pollution in the ocean and try to stop any more plastic getting into the sea. A key part of The Global Goals as well as being educated about them and telling everybody, is to take action.
There are 17 Global Goals in total and, whilst each and every one of them is important and tackles issues around the world, it would impossible to spread yourself thinly and aim to contribute towards all seventeen, therefore choosing those that are important to you and / or those that possibly have a direct impact on your life and those around you would be a sensible option. Therefore, our DoYouRBit campaign focuses on a three of the Global Goals: goal 12 Responsible Consumption, goal 13 Climate Action and goal 14 Life Below Water.
The Global Goals, launched by the UN and world leaders at the end of 2015, cover a range of problems facing humanity, from stamping out extreme poverty to saving life on land and life below water. There are 17 Goals, so get to know them and then get involved in something that will help achieve them.