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In May 2018, during a UNEP/OECD event on sustainable lifestyles, Solitaire Townsend (Co- founder of the change-agency Futerra) ‘hacked’ the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into a set of personal actions called ‘The Good Life Goals’. They are lifestyle asks for individuals that are carefully aligned with the SDGs 169 targets and indicators. The Good Life Goals were created to bridge the gap between the Sustainable Development Goals and the sustainable lifestyles movement.
Their aim was to help policy-makers, businesses, civil society groups, educators and creative professionals inspire enthusiasm, connection and action from the public in support of the SDGs. By providing personally-relevant links to each SDG, the Good Life Goals send a message that we all, individually and collectively, can play an important role in the future. We all have the right, responsibility, and the opportunity to change the world for the better.
“FOR THE GOALS TO BE REACHED, EVERYONE NEEDS TO DO THEIR PART: GOVERNMENTS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETY AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU.”
Inspired by this, in 2019 the Flourish Project created its own version of the Goals by mapping the 17 goals against the 7 Aspects of the Flourish Values Model and, in each case, highlighting the huge importance of the goals for shaping the lives and future wellbeing of children.