(26) Become an SDG LABBIE

Workshop proposed by: Addictlab

Languages: English (1), French (2)

Are you into recycling? Are you against injustice and war? Do you simply want to change the planet?

Addictlab proposes a workshop to be a Sustainable Development Goals researcher.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to change the planet by 2030 to achieve prosperity and peace for you, me, for all of us. The UN has adopted them; more than 190 countries in the world too.

2030, that's in 11 years – how old will you be ? A very short time to solve some of the world's problems*. But we have to begin somewhere, why not begin now to understand what some of the problems are ?

Addictlab, an international creative laboratory mixing diverse disciplines, has developed activities, tools and even a magazine to create awareness on these goals. Addictlab and its partners such as the University of Geneva (the SDG Solution Space) will show SDG research in mushroom shoes or recycled bottles turned into bird feeders using 3Dprinting or more. Girls selecting the Addictlab workshop will learn about the SDGs, become SDG journalists for the SDGZINE, work with solar energy, recycle cardboard and ...maybe even 3D print food waste.

* Some examples of world problems:

  • fix the climate crisis, lower CO2 pollution and average temperatures
  • reduce waste – eg. 1/3 of all food is wasted
  • use less plastic (8.3 billion tons produced so far) recycle more (6.3 billion tons to go)
  • lift 1 in 10 people out of poverty
  • provide toilets for 2.5 billion people who don't have them

Workshop presented by: Aline Veyrat & Jan Van Mor