By Raquel Hazeu from IE SDG Club Madrid. 

Amidst a crisis, the instinctive reaction is to hit the pause button: to put everything on hold and push projects, initiatives and ideas to the background until the crisis is resolved.

However, in the words of Benjamin Disraeli,

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”

We should be pragmatic and realistic, but we must also remain proactive and committed. For this reason, from the SDG Club Madrid, we wanted to remind each of you of the goals that we are working together to achieve by launching a campaign this Friday 10th of April named #MySdgOurCause.

Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sdgclubmadrid/

Sign up on our Campus Groups page here:https://clubs.ie.edu/sdg/club_signup

 

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📹 Join the cause, film yourself with the hashtag #MySDGOurCause telling us your favorite SDG, a related fun-fact and what are you doing to create an impact on it. Remember to say: ‘My SDG, our Cause’ and MENTIONING 3 or more people!👫👭 mention us too so that we can repost. 🌍 As Mark Victor Hansen once said "Our awareness is the key. It is our awareness more than our work effort that gets the right result right now." The circumstances we are living in today will be harshly unforgettable, but meanwhile, we neither should forget the 17 Sustainable Development Goals 🇺🇳 Health and Well-being 👩🏽‍⚕️, Partnership 👥, Decent Work and Economic Growth 📈, Zero Hunger 🍏…all of these goals are being challenged by the circumstances, it is time to prove society we are capable of more than finishing all Netflix shows and bizarre recommended videos on Youtube during the quarantine. It is a wake-up call to raise awareness on the SDGs and to express what you will do for society, but remember to use the hashtag #MySDGOurCause while doing so! 💛

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How does the campaign work? 

The campaign will start off with the videos of our team of coordinators and other SDG board members, in which they will each answer three questions:

  1. What is the SDG that you feel the most identified with and Why?
  2. What is a shocking fact about your SDG?
  3. How are you trying to make an impact?

 

Mention 3 or more people using the hashtag #MySdgOurCause

Each of these questions are answered in 15 seconds each, in order to be uploaded to Instagram, and will be posted on our account with the hashtag #MySdgOurCause. In this way, we hope to raise awareness and remind ourselves of the importance of working towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In the COVID-19 crisis, they have acquired a particular meaning:

  • Goals 1 and 2, no poverty and hunger, means making sure that basic needs are covered despite the current supply shock.
  • Goal 3, good health and well being, means supporting hospitals and doctors that are working to protect us.
  • Goal 4, quality education, means ensuring that online teaching models remain accessible to all and serve their purpose.
  • Goal 5, gender equality, means providing protection to the heightened risks of domestic violence during confinement.
  • Goal 7, affordable and clean energy, means rethinking how to reduce consumption in the household and become more sustainable.
  • Goal 17, partnerships, means international and domestic cooperation to overcome COVID-19.

 

These are just some examples, as all 17 goals remain increasingly relevant. We must all continue to contribute to the extent that we still can from our homes, through donations, through citizen initiatives or through digital platforms and applications.

 

During the next few weeks, we hope to receive videos from you! If you want to participate, send a direct message to our Instagram account @sdgclubmadrid with your 15-second videos or post them on your story tagging us!

Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sdgclubmadrid/

 Sign up on our Campus Groups page here :https://clubs.ie.edu/sdg/club_signup

Help to raise awareness and contribute to the spirit of constancy to purpose.

 

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Dear members and Instagram stalkers, the campaign #MySDGOurCause is in your hands! 📹 Join the cause, film yourself with the hashtag #MySDGOurCause telling us your favorite SDG, a related fun-fact and what are you doing to create an impact on it. And remember saying: ‘My SDG, our Cause’ 🌍 and MENTIONING 3 or more people! 👭👫Mention us too so that we can repost!🤗 As Mark Victor Hansen once said "Our awareness is the key. It is our awareness more than our work effort that gets the right result right now." The circumstances we are living in today will be harshly unforgettable, but meanwhile, we neither should forget the 17 Sustainable Development Goals 🇺🇳 Health and Well-being 👩🏽‍⚕️, Partnership 👥, Decent Work and Economic Growth 📈, Zero Hunger 🍏…all of these goals are being challenged by the circumstances, it is time to prove society we are capable of more than finishing all Netflix shows and bizarre recommended videos on Youtube during the quarantine. It is a wake-up call to raise awareness on the SDGs and to express what you will do for society, but remember to use the hashtag #MySDGOurCause while doing so! 💛

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