Los18.org made history last Friday, August 10 at the Sonorama Ribera festival. They managed to create the largest human figure in the SDGs in the world with more than 2,500 people interested in participating in the challenge. We tell you how.
Los18.org is a project that we have witnessed since its inception. More than a solidarity project, now it has become a movement that struggles to spread the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations in an active way, with actions that have a real impact and that also give a lot of impact and visibility to said Causes. The first was in Seville last November, and now, together with Sonorama, they have managed to create the largest human figure in the world, representing precisely the SDGs.
Sonorama Ribera has joined our cause, becoming the first leading festival in sustainable development and thus getting all its attendants aware of the struggle to achieve these goals.
Through a series of high impact actions carried out during these days, from Los18.org we have managed to make the SDG the real protagonists in an evening full of surprises. Among them, the most important was the achievement of a great challenge: to make the human figure of the largest SDGs in the world.
For this, we had the help of more than 2000 participants, who had to choose the SDG with which they felt more rooted so that the day of the challenge could be part of the figure with a shirt of its corresponding color.
ACTIONS CARRIED OUT DURING THE FESTIVAL
The actions carried out during the festival took place in the Plaza del Trigo, where different concerts were held with a lot of affluence.
In this plaza, huge colored balloons were hung representing each of the SDG and banners with famous phrases such as “be the change you want to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi. In addition, banners with information about the SDG and other phrases such as “History does not repeat itself were placed in other parts of the venue. The story gets better. ”
Thus began a day that, thanks to Los18.org, would give much to talk about.
During different performances in different squares of Aranda, among them the emblematic Plaza del Trigo, we set out to make the SDG the true protagonists in the first leading festival in sustainable development, and we did so.
Huge balls of colors representing the SDG did not stop flying over the heads of all those present there. Fun, excitement but, above all, awareness on the part of the assistants is what we were looking for with this fun action that did not go unnoticed.
We got everyone to talk about the 17 SDGs that we seek to promote: End of poverty, Zero hunger, Health and well-being, Quality education, Gender equality, Clean water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energy, Decent work and economic growth, Industry, Innovation and infrastructure, Reduction of inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible production and consumption, Climate action, Underwater life, Life of terrestrial ecosystems, Peace, justice and solid institutions and Partnerships to achieve the goals.
More than 2000 people (we ran out of t-shirts before time, even lesson learned for the next) picked up his shirt and enjoyed the festival with her on. Of those 1000 were the most persistent and waited to be part of this great challenge, to make history. Each one, with its corresponding shirt representing each of the 17 SDGs, were grouped by colors to form what was to be the largest human figure of the SDGs.
Finally, we made an aerial photograph that will always remind us of what we are fighting, 3 extraordinary things that 193 world leaders committed to achieve almost 3 years ago: “Eradicate extreme poverty, combat inequality and injustice and solve climate change. In all countries. For all people”
IMPACT ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
The impact of all these actions, both offline and online, has been very spectacular. Press and national media have wanted to spread our work and how, with this great challenge that we have carried out, we have managed to promote among the population the 17 Goals proposed by the UN that seek to transform our world.
And, sometimes, reality exceeds expectations. And something that began as a utopia inspired by the first round the world in 1519 is becoming reality in a way that we never would have imagined.
For this reason, the Los18.org team and Geographica continue to live this project with the same enthusiasm, eagerness and involvement as the first day. Struggling daily to take the SDG to the next level.
History does not repeat itself, history improves.