When we commit to taking care of our world, it's not that hard to bring Global Citizenship to life - in your community, workplace, or anywhere we choose.
The problems we need to solve are ‘universal’, and for most, our circle of influence is ‘local’. So the question arises: how can individuals like you and me – concerned about the state of the world – contribute to change at the local level while moving the needle at a global scale?
Here’s the good news: Change happens in ripples and can start at any level, starting in our own backyard. All it takes to inspire change at scale is a shift in mindset – we need to think globally while acting locally.
Everyone has the power to change the way the world works! Sometimes, we just need is a little nudge to awaken the changemaker within! #100Acts of Global Citizenship is just that: a proven methodology to create a more Sustainable, Equitable and Diverse tomorrow and a platform to join forces with people from different walks of life who work to remedy global issues, one act at a time.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world! #100Acts of Global Citizenship unite individuals around the world to make a small but meaningful difference on an issue their communities are facing. Here is a showcase of what that changemakers across the globe have accomplished – on a small, doable scale.
Sanchita shared, "The protection of the environment, is something I have always been passionate about. Waste disposal and cleanliness and sanitation is not something I had given much thought to, but after recently coming across an article that highlighted how most of our waste is disposed in water bodies like oceans and landfills on the outskirts of cities, I wanted to do something about the issue."
After paying visits to a few schools, Kuda realized just how underdeveloped the schools are. She adds, "As a student who is on scholarship, I understand I could not have gotten to where I am by my own efforts; I needed someone to support and bolster me. I could see pieces of myself, my dreams and my drive in them. They have big dreams, and I hope they achieve them."
Haizhou is passionate about education and interacting with children. Three times a year he visits an elementary school in Lishui, a rural village in China, together with his Melton colleagues. He felt that going there only three times is too little to support their kids in their development, but the villages are located far away from Hangzhou so it is hard to go there more often, but nothing as gratifying either!
Since its ratification in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become the hallmark of sustainable development in the modern era. In order to achieve these goals by 2030, however, organizations, governments, individuals and civil society must engage with the SDGs beyond the business-as-usual practices.
With the SDGs as a reference framework for global issues and a call to action when defining your Act of Global Citizenship, a simple act can mean the world!
So, what makes a simple act, an Act of Global Citizenship? Here’s our not-so-secret recipe:
We’ve developed these parameters based on our definition of Global Citizenship as: