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LIFE ON BIKE: SUSTAINABILITY GOALS IN SMALL BUSINESS

How do you put the SDGs into action as a small enterprise? Written by guest blogger Tina Baltzer, owner of Lifesparkz Bike Tours. She is also the owner of Lifesparkz Consult – sustainable business, that focuses on UN’s 17 SDG’s. When the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals back in 2015, it seemed to…
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Your words matter – how big organizations accidentally hinder sustainable change

Yesterday while scrolling through my LinkedIn feed, I came across the following article from the World Economic Forum. 90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers Written by guest blogger Mona Jensen. Mona is a content- and copywriter specialized in behavioral change. She works with companies that promote sustainability and a greener…
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Social Media and behavioral change – saving time, money and cutting the bulls***

In this post, you’ll get hands-on examples of how to use social media for quick and dirty behavioral change campaigns. One of them took me 10 minutes to make and saved my workplace 2-4 weeks of work, and thousands of dollars. In my day job, I convert recycling advice and environmental information into information that…
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Just the tip – How recycling and other low impact actions open big doors for important change

Written by guest blogger Mona Jensen. Mona is a content- and copywriter specialized in behavioral change. She works with companies that promote sustainability and a greener way of life. Read more at somethinggreen.org A few posts ago, I wrote about how I sometimes felt like a whore because of my work, but it seems only…
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SDG 4: Quality education

WHAT: This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030. WHY: Achieving quality education is believed to be one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. In Western Asia and North Africa, the ongoing armed conflict has jolted an increase in the number of children…
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SDG 15: Life on Land

WHAT: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. WHY: As climate change worsens droughts become more and more common, and desertification spreads. In combination with deforestation and soil depletion, the area of arable land is shrinking, resulting in…
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SDG 2: Zero Hunger

WHAT: End all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. WHY: As of 2014, 795 million people were estimated to be chronically undernourished. Often this is a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought, and loss of biodiversity. HOW: By 2020, through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international…
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SDG 13: Climate Action

WHAT: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. WHY: Global warming continues to break annual records, with the strongest storms, hottest year, longest drought and more. The arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate, and the global average sea level rose 19 cm between 1901 and 2010. Currently, the average annual…
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

WHAT: Reduce inequality within and among countries. WHY: As global income inequality continues to rise, there is no naturally occurring end in sight. The wealthiest 10 percent of the global population are earning up to 40 percent of total global income, while the poorest 10 percent earn only between 2 percent and 7 percent of…
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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

WHAT: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. WHY: We are currently exceeding our global resource capacity at an alarming rate. Earth overshoot day comes earlier each year, and predictions follow this pattern as more and more people move from poverty into the middle class. An urgent reduction of our ecological footprint is needed, to obtain…
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