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Global Goals Week 2018

Last week, the Global Goals Club here at BIS HCMC held a Global Challenge Week to advocate and raise awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with particular focus on Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption).

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In preparation for the week, the Global Goals Club designed activities and events that would raise awareness among students in school and ensure they are taking steps, however small to making a change in their lifestyle therefore working towards a more sustainable BIS community.

Clean Up Thao Dien Event

Our first step to making a change was the Clean Up. On Saturday the 3rd of March, the members of the Global Goals and Greener Minds Club set out to clean the streets of Thao Dien around school. We collected 15 bags of rubbish in 2 hours! In the future, we will be organising more clean up events and we hope to see students and parents volunteer to help us clean up our community.

“Small steps lead to big changes”

Events of the week

Other events that were held during the week included Trash Heroes; a rubbish sorting competition where students were placed into teams of 3 to work together to sort out rubbish into the correct bin. We also had a pop-up shop at break and lunch to sell reusable water bottles, badges and sustainable tote bags. Along with these events, we are also hosting the ‘Pledge-to-Change 30 Second Video Challenge’ and a ‘Design New Recycling Bins’ competition. The aim of the video challenge is to encourage students and teachers to make a short video on their small step to create a more sustainable community. The ‘Design New Recycling Bins’ competition involves students creating a design for new recycling bins in which the winning design will be made and implemented around our campuses. All entries are to be submitted by the 19th of March and we are looking forward to seeing great videos and designs!

From this week we believe that students in BIS HCMC have become more aware of the Sustainable Development Goals and more eco-friendly not only as a school but also as a community. We hope to celebrate more of these events in the future so that as global citizens, we can help achieve the Global Goals by 2030.

“Small steps lead to big changes” is a saying we kept in mind throughout our campaign week. Therefore, we really hope that all of our events encourage people to think globally and act locally.

The Global Goals Club

Global Goals 11 and 12 BISHCMC

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