In the 17 days leading up to the 2 year anniversary of the SDGs on 25 September, a coordinated Europe-wide social media push where civil society organisations from all different sectors highlight one goal every day, thus highlighting interlinkages between the goals.
Draw attention to the EU’s inaction on implementing the SDGs.
Starting on 8 September, please tweet about the relevant SDG following this schedule. The most important thing is for us all to tweet about all the goals regardless of which goals we work on. We must convey the message that sustainable development is only possible if ALL goals are met, we don’t want cherry-picking.
Day 1 (8 September): No Poverty
Day 2 (9 September): Zero Hunger
Day 3 (10 September): Good Health and Wellbeing
Day 4 (11 September): Quality Education
Day 5 (12 September): Gender Equality
Day 6 (13 September): Clean Water and Sanitation
Day 7 (14 September): Affordable and Clean Energy
Day 8 (15 September): Decent Work and Economic Growth
Day 9 (16 September): Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
Day 10 (17 September): Reduced Inequalities
Day 11 (18 September): Sustainable Cities and Communities
Day 12 (19 September): Responsible Consumption and Production
Day 13 (20 September): Climate Action
Day 14 (21 September): Life Below Water
Day 15 (22 September): Life on Land
Day 16 (23 September): Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Day 17 (24 September): Partnerships for the Goals
> It is important that NGOs develop their own specific messages about each goal, and in particular, highlight how they are linked.
> It is also important that we all retweet each others’ tweets.
> Here are two example general tweets that can also be used:
.@JunckerEU must make ALL #SDGs political priority! #MakeEuropeSustainableForAll (plus link to relevant info about particular goal)
The #SDGs are nearly 2 years young! But where is Europe’s plan for meeting them? Time for @JunckerEU to #MakeEuropeSustainableForAll
You can also mention other Commissioners depending on the goal.
> By using the pictures of MEPs with SDG signboards from our previous SDG Ambassador campaign we can highlight to Juncker that the European Parliament wants action on the SDGs.
> Remember to ‘mention’ the relevant MEP in your tweet so they can hopefully retweet it.
> Use the hashtag #SDGAmbassadors
Checkout: “25 September Actions” http://bit.ly/act4sdgs-toolkit
IRELAND: 25th September “Act 4 SDGs March” from 1pm to 2pm (see first event page here)
ATD IRELAND also confirms it’s local community event (all welcome!): “Stronger Together” a community event on Sunday 24th September in Mountjoy Square Park from 1pm to 5pm – with games and display from local Mountjoy Square NGOs and with awareness raising on the Global Goals (with the Magnificent 17).
See letter to Government here