25 – 30 September 2020
On 25 September 2015, 193 countries signed an agreement on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals, during the annual UN meeting. These sustainable goals set the global agenda up to 2030. The Global Goals encompass global challenges relating to poverty, climate change and inequality that everyone is faced with. Global Goals Action Day is being organised all over the world on Friday 25 September. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness and call on people to contribute to achieving these sustainable goals.
Wassenaar 2030: sustainable and future proof
The municipality of Wassenaar, together with 99 other municipalities in The Netherlands, make up Gemeente4GlobalGoals. It is 2020: we still have 10 years to make a good contribution to deliver to these world goals and hope that more and more Wassenaarders will commit to one or more of the Global Goals.
The volunteers of de Groene Meent (the Commons) and Fair Trade Municipality Wassenaar have, with the help of voluntary photographers, taken photos of many Wassenaar organisations and people in the past month along with the Global Goals they serve. Here is how the exhibition works: each photo in the exhibition has a QR code. By scanning the QR code visitors come to a special page of the Wassenaarse website http://wassenaar4globalgoals.nl where you can find a clear explanation of the Global Goals and more information about the local people and organisations who are working on these goals. This photographic exhibition is the kick-off of this website.
De Groene Meent is happy to fill this website with more Wassenaar initiatives and activities, because there is still a lot to do in the next 10 years and everyone can contribute.
Please note: at the moment the website is not yet translated in English. Any volunteers?