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.

Your Action for May 2020

This month, support UN SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production by helping to fight food waste. Find out how below.  

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Did you know?

  • 1/3 of the world’s food is wasted?
  • Australia wastes over 7.3 million tonnes of food each year?
  • 1/3 of Australia’s food waste is generated from our homes?

The good news is we can all make a BIG difference to these startling food waste statistics.

This month we’ve teamed up with OzHarvest to fight food waste. OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country. Operating nationally, OzHarvest rescues over 180 tonnes of food each week from over 3,500 food donors.

How you can help 

If you’re ready to save $$$ and reduce food waste in your home, click on the links below to find useful information and tips on how to shop, prepare, store and save food from waste in your household.
Fight food waste with OzHarvest here
Here For Hope

OzHarvest is currently experiencing a huge increase in demand for food relief.  Find out how you can support someone in need with a wholesome meal. Every $1 will provide 2 meals and much needed hope. Find out more here

Here are some additional tips...

10 Things You Can Freeze in an Ice Cube Tray to Prevent Food Waste & Save Money

6 Simple Tips to Reduce Food Waste & Save You Money

How To Freeze Food Without Single Use Plastic Waste

Freezing Food in Glass – Why We Love It, What You Can Freeze, & Tips

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 April 2020

In April 2020 you supported UN SDG 7 to increase the use and investment of renewable energy in Australia.
Our climate is breaking down, but we don’t have to wait for our government to act. We can all take small actions to safeguard our climate.
In April 2020, 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. 

Sadly, women around the country experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence and those doing it tough can’t afford the sanitary products they need every month and are often forced to use socks or toilet paper. For some women, it’s a choice between food or dignity.

Every woman deserves the right to her dignity. That’s why in March 2020 we supported Share the Dignity - Dignity Drive and asked you to donate menstrual products in Biome stores and online. 

During March we collected and donated over 150 products to Share the Dignity. Thank you for your support and action to help end period poverty!