Switch off lights? Recycle wastes? Donate things? Join charitable activities? These are clichés on how to “make the world a better place” but, these are simple acts an individual can do to contribute to the Global Goals.
The United Nations (UN) created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a means of solving issues that affect everything and everyone around the globe1. Various organizations have acted against issues by measuring how they affect people, planet, and profit. For an individual, there is no need for such formalities. If a person cares for the others and for its surroundings, that leads him/her to leave no one behind.
Caring for someone or something is what drives a person to contribute. If one sees someone hungry, s/he gives food to that person. If one thinks of removing plastics in the ocean, s/he uses reusable containers, bags, or cups anywhere s/he goes. There are countless ways to contribute to the SDGs.
No impact is too big nor too small. If the 7.7 billion people2 in the world act towards sustainable development, the collective efforts of humanity can help restore the healthy balance of people, planet, and profit.
2 As of July 2020. This is according to the World Population Review with estimates based on the UN data. For more information, access https://worldpopulationreview.com/.