The ActNow Challenge is a United Nations’ initiative that calls for individual action to implement positive global changes for the environment. The key part of this challenge is to gradually adjust our consumption patterns.
Although we often hear of the harmful consumption by big industries such as fashion, food and aviation, there is all something we can change individually that can create a huge impact on the fight against climate change. “By changing our habits and routines, and making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we have the power to confront the climate challenge.”
This year, the campaign is focusing on two mini campaigns around food and fashion.
As proud partners of the UN and their Sustainable Development Goals, we challenge our alumni to #ActNow. We invite you to share with us your individual contribution to sustainable food and fashion consumption.
The challenge for the food campaign: ‘cooking up dishes that are not only delicious but also good for the planet and good for us– reducing meat and emphasizing diverse vegetarian ingredients instead.’
Advancement Officer Callum Corley has been vegetarian for seven months now and has shared some fantastic pictures of some of his favourite new vegetarian meals.
The challenge for the sustainable fashion campaign is to ‘upcycle your old clothes for new looks’. This is a great opportunity to make the most of what you have and help to reduce waste from the fashion industry.
Advancement Assistant Tabitha Gavin has been reusing old materials to produce face coverings.
Please share your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org, where we will collate all the responses and share on our social media platforms using #ActNow in collaboration with the UN.
For more information on the ActNow campaign, and for examples other people’s contributions to the challenge, visit the UN information site here.
Posted on Tuesday 30th June 2020