“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.
As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him…
We need not wait to see what others do.”
– Mahatma Ghandi
Join the students from the Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures class with a 30 days of acting for sustainability challenge!
What is The 30 Day Challenge?
Choose something you will do differently everyday that contributes towards ‘sustainability’. Do it for 30 days. Share your challenge stories with us through #30DaysofSustainability
Inspiration for 30 Day Challenges:
- Change your diet and talk about it with other people around you. How you eat has a huge impact on our lives and on our environment, as well as economic and social impacts.
- Tweet to a local, regional or national politician, who doesn’t engage enough with sustainability issues. Challenge other people around you to do the same.
- Write a blog about an inspiring sustainability initiative/NGO/group and share it with people you think might be interested.
- Talk to a stranger on the street about climate change.
- Challenge gender roles: If you are (perceived as) a woman, ‘manspread’ in public. If you are (perceived as) a man, wear lipstick.
- Create no waste (See Zero Waste Home in Course Reader) and post about it in social media every day.
- Engage in a conversation about migration with someone who is not from Sweden.
- Spend an hour in the forest. Talk to people about it and take people around you with you.
- Avoid the use of certain materials, such as plastic or palm oil. Force yourself to read and understand all the labels of all products, food, clothes, cosmetics, etc. and see how this will challenge you. Tell people around you.
- Talk to people who are significantly older or younger than you about sustainable futures.
- Reduce your water usage. Check with one of the online monitors (see below) how big your water footprint is. Set a specific goal for yourself to reduce your water footprint and see which changes you need to implement.