17 Goals = 17 Actions

Join us each month as we take 1 ACTION on 1 GOAL to achieve global peace and prosperity!

Over the next 12 months, we're supporting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by matching each goal with a simple action you can take to be part of the collective force for good. Read more about UN SDGs below.

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Your Action for October 2020

This month, support UN SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities with a Kiva loan. Find out how below.

How you can help

You can change a life and help reduce inequalities by loaning money to a micro-enterprise in a developing country!

Kiva lenders combat poverty by making small loans to borrowers in developing countries to improve their own lives. You simply loan a minimum of US$25 to a micro-enterprise and it will get paid back over time. You can either lend money on your own or join a lending team to rally around shared lending goals.

To take action on the theme of World Environment Day in 2012 'Green Economy: Does it Include You?' we launched a Kiva lending team called ‘Green Economy Biome’ to support micro-enterprises that promote a more sustainable way of living and doing business.

To join Biome’s Kiva lending team, click on the link below and nominate your preferred team when you register your account.

How it works:

  1. Choose a borrower: browse by category and find an entrepreneur to support
  2. Make a loan: help fund a loan with as little as $25
  3. Get repaid: borrower will repay your loan.
  4. Repeat: relend your money or withdraw your funds

Start lending here > 

Help reduce inequalities by loaning money to a micro-enterprise in a developing country!

About UN SDGs

The 17 UN SDGs are part of a global agenda established and adopted in 2015 by all United Nations Member States and intended to be achieved by the year 2030. The collection of 17 goals set the framework for global action to end poverty, protect the planet, and achieve peace and prosperity for all, now and in the future. Each month we will support one UN Sustainable Development Goal. Each goal is matched with a simple action you can take to be part of the collective force for good. 

17 Sustainable Development Goals:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reducing Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

Read more here > https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs

Past Actions 


Your Action for September 2020

In September, you helped save koalas by supporting Save the Koala Month and donating your loose change in-store to the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). Together we raised and donated over $900 to AKF!

AKF estimates there are less than 80,000 koalas remaining in Australia today and it could be as low as 43,000. Much of their habitat has already been lost which makes it vitally important to save what is left. You can continue to support AKF by donating online here > 

Your Action for August 2020

In August, you supported UN SDG 13 - Climate Action by planting trees through One Tree Planted. According to Swiss university, ETH Zürich, tree planting has mind-blowing potential to tackle our climate crisis. Planting billions of trees is the cheapest and most powerful way to remove two-thirds of all emissions from human activities that remain in the atmosphere today. The great news is tree planting is a climate change solution that doesn’t require political leaders or large corporate organisations to believe in or take action on. It’s a solution you can act on immediately by planting trees in your backyard or donating to forest restoration organisations like One Tree Planted where you can plant a tree for $1 anywhere in the world. You continue to plant trees here > 


Your Action for July 2020

In July, you supported UN SDG 4 – Quality Education to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all by donating books to The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF). We collected 112 books from everyone's generous in-store donations and sent them to ALNF to be distributed to indigenous, refugee and marginalised communities in need of resources.


Your Action for June 2020

In June 2020, you support UN SDG 14 – Life Below Water to keep our oceans clean. We teamed up with Take 3 to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways. We asked you to support the Take 3 initiative and take three pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or any public area to keep oceans clean and support life below water. We also encouraged you to reassess your relationship with plastic and where possible avoid purchasing or using single-use plastic items.


Your Action for May 2020

In May 2020, you supported UN SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production by helping to fight food waste. We teamed up with OzHarvest to fight food waste and encouraged you to join the movement in reducing food waste in your home. 

Your Action for April 2020

In April 2020 you supported UN SDG 7 to increase the use and investment of renewable energy in Australia. We asked you to publicly call on some of Australia’s biggest climate polluters, like Woolworths, Telstra and Coles, to commit to using 100% renewable electricity by 2030 by signing the REenergise petition powered by Greenpeace Australia Pacific. You can still take action by signing the REenergise petition here

Your Action for March 2020

In March 2020 you supported UN SDG 5 to increase gender equality by donating menstrual products to Share the Dignity. We collected and donated over 150 products to Share the Dignity. Thank you for your support and action to help end period poverty!  


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