SDG Challenge Goal #12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

This month’s SDG challenge is about Goal #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production. This is a call to implement sustainable consumption and production with all countries taking action, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries to achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources; how to make it a better place to live!

To make your own contribution to the world, take one or more of these challenges suggested by Development Perspectives:

    • Challenge #1 – Get Informed: Let’s get reading! We are asking you to read up about Goal #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production and learn about the efforts and initiatives being made around the world. You can begin this journey of learning by reading the articles or watching the videos in the ‘Understand’ section of this pack
    • Challenge #2 – Be Political: Let’s get political. Write/email to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Minister Eamon Ryan, expressing the need to reduce consumption level in Ireland and to consider the environmental impacts of Irish over consumption. See the current Government Ministers for them most up to date information on who to contact.
    • Challenge #3 – Educate: This challenge invites you to discuss Responsible Consumption and Production with your friends, family and colleagues. It can be an informal chat with a cuppa or an organised workshop where you can tackle issues head on with a group. Be sure to share any education activities with us using #SDGchallenge. 
    • Challenge #4 – #PlasticBacklash: For this month’s challenge, we invite you to save all the unavoidable plastic waste generated through the month of July in your household and see how much accumulates. Share with the #SDGChallenge community your photos, your insights and revelations. When sharing, don’t forget to use #PlastiBlacklash #SDG12 #ZeroWaste #PlasticFreeJuly

Some additional challenge have been shared by Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre

  • Challenge #5 – Replace a bulb: Replace one light bulb with an energy efficient light bulb in your home this week. Share with the #SDGChallenge community using #LightSwitch 

More about the SDG Challenge:

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs mean we as individuals can take action every month to raise awareness and to help achieve a sustainable future by 2030. Check this video out, if you would like to know more about what is the SDG challenge. 

This initiative is supported by Development Perspectives as part of a wider project called Saolta. Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre has been enthusiastically running this project since the start, arranging informative sessions and meetings to spread SDG Challenge information for other Tutors/Staff in the Community Education Centre.

Let’s embrace this cause?

We can all help to make a difference and raise awareness of the SDGs! Let’s embrace this cause for a better world in the future?

Good luck fellow challengers! 


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SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production