Global
Challenges

Challenges and projects built around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

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Challenges

For each SDG, we have a different project that will help you develop new skills and fresh thinking as you create your own response to the challenge. Students aged 16-18 who complete a challenge are eligible to be considered for exciting work experience and mentoring opportunities with sustainable businesses.

My Community, My Food

Learn about the foods produced in your own area and create an original recipe from sustainable local ingredients.

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Clean Hands, Good Health

Design your own creative, engaging and sustainable hand washing station.

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A Bioplastic Future

Create your own bioplastic and propose a new concept for sustainable packaging.

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Worms
for Waste

Discover why earthworms are key to the future of the natural world and design your own wormery to reduce food waste.

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Monumental Reimagining

Design a new monument that tells a story about the identity, values or history of your community.

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Share Point

Set up a new facility in your community to share and re-use resources such as clothes, books, toys or tools.

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Inter-generational Playscapes

Design and build a prototype of playground equipment that can be enjoyed by people of different generations and abilities.

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Discovering Data

Use data to distinguish facts from fake news and forecast risk, with leading statisticians and a BBC journalist.

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See Me

Learn about a variety of global approaches to addressing gender inequality and create a performance art piece in response.

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Net Zero Island

Take charge of a fictitious island in the North Sea and make it ‘net zero’ in terms of carbon use and waste.

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Open Doors to China

Begin learning Mandarin, build your knowledge of Chinese culture and propose a new enterprise in China.

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Equality Champions

Identify a social inequality that exists in your community and design a fictional superhero to combat it in thought-provoking ways.

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Architecture
for Wellbeing

Create a sustainable architectural design that improves the wellbeing of its inhabitants.

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Activist
Fashion

Taking street art as your inspiration, create your own sustainable fashion design.

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Aquatic Regeneration

Learn about aquatic ecosystems and design your own device to improve an aquatic environment in your area.

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Wildlife Welcome Here

Design and prototype a device to improve your local environment for a native plant or animal.

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Build Back Differently

Explore a set of complex global issues and learn ‘systems thinking’ skills to help you propose a positive solution.

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