- September 26, 2015
- Posted by: Audrey del Rosario
- Category: Bucket List
With a RSVP limit for the event at 7 billion people, filmmaker and Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis wants you to join in on his challenge. The challenge posed to everyone on this planet? For the next 7 days, get out there and make his mission famous.
It’s no ordinary feat nor is the message short of extraordinary: that of the Global Goals. Earlier this week, the United Nations formally announced its 17 policy objectives from this year to the year 2030. If you’ve been following this column for the past few weeks and the “United Nations Month” series, I’ve been featuring ways you can support these Goals for a better world – where extreme poverty is eliminated, where access to a quality education no longer becomes a luxury for some but is a necessity for all, and where we make sustained progress in the fight against climate change.
Since the U.N.’s announcement, a number of related events have already taken place or will soon take place in the week ahead. In fact, I’m writing this now in a hotel room in Manhattan with the intention of attending some of these “Global Goals”-related events this weekend. (Check out next week’s article for a re-cap of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival and a behind-the-scenes look at the Social Good Summit.) Whether or not you are able to join me in New York City for this official launch, it is still incredibly important to get the word out there and make these goals famous. Cue Project Everyone and Richard Curtis’s work.
According to the website, Project Everyone aims to “get a short, dynamic and snappy explanation of the global goals onto every website, TV station, cinema, school, radio station, newspaper, magazine, billboard, newsletter, noticeboard, pinboard, milk carton and mobile phone.” In short, everywhere, and for this edition of Bucket List, we encourage you get involved in this campaign. Depending on your profession, experience, or network, there are so many ways to participate in Project Everyone, as there are opportunities for businessmen and businesswomen, technology specialists, parents, and young people alike. For a full list of opportunities, visit the website, but below we’ve highlight some of our favorite initiatives.
Teach the “World’s Largest Lesson”.
Are you a parent, student, educator, or someone who works with kids? If you have the opportunity to work with young minds regularly, consider sharing lessons about the Global Goals. To date, 95 countries and over 560 million children have committed to this initiative. With comic books, lesson plans, and drawings, this component of Project Everyone is designed to shape the next generation of socially conscious global citizens.
Reflect with the “Prayer for Everyone”.
This component of Project Everyone “is a multi-faith week of prayer, which aims to encourage believers of every faith around the world to give thought to the goals and pray for their success over the next 15 years.” The organization is actively “working with the U.N. and action/2015, as well as grassroots faith networks and religious leaders to encourage all to take part in a Prayer for Everyone.” To get involved, send an email to email@example.com.
Tune into “Radio Everyone”.
This is a “7-day popup radio station, with unique content curated by influencers from around the world and distributed by the world’s largest broadcasters to the most far flung places on earth”. According to Project Everyone, “almost 7 billion people” have access to a radio around the world, and you’ll hear people like chef Jamie Oliver, singer Rita Ora, and now-philanthropist Bill Gates on this station.
Now it’s your turn: How will you tell everyone about the Global Goals, and how can you be an Everyday Ambassador for the Global Goals in your community? Leave us a comment, and it may be featured in next week’s post and the final article for the series “United Nations Month”.
“Bucket List” is a weekly series curated by Everyday Ambassador’s Director of Brand Strategy Audrey del Rosario. Every Saturday, we will feature events, conferences, and happenings that spark conversation and ignite your inner activist. To stay current with our latest posts, follow #bucketlist or #EAinspired on our other platforms, and check back regularly for updates.
Image Credit: Project-everyone.org