How can an Individual Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

An individual can contribute to Sustainable Development Goals in so various ways such as by wasting less food, helping people around you, not wasting water, creating new job opportunities for the people, avoiding products that are harmful to the environment, recycling, and buying energy-efficient appliances, etc.

Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. It was a universal call for action aimed at protecting the environment, ending poverty, and ensuring that people enjoy prosperity and peace by 2030. The United Nations Organization mentioned all the possible ways in which an individual can contribute to Sustainable Development Goals.

An individual can contribute to sustainable development goals by doing some of the basic things that you also might have heard before, such as:

  • Save electricity by using energy-efficient products
  • Recycling of plastic, glass, paper, etc.
  • Do not waste paper when it is not needed i.e. while printing bills online
  • Donate things you don’t use to people who need them
  • Support local farmers and don’t waste food
  • Educate children in the community
  • Do not waste water
  • Use a bicycle or transport that will help the environment
  • Try not to use plastic which is proving to be very harmful to the environment
  • Plant more and more trees around you, which will help in controlling climate change
  • Support the marginalized and underprivileged in every possible way
  • Promote equality and empower the women and girls around you
  • Get yourself and your family vaccinated
  • Act now to stop global warming

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